We Are Not Princesses—Film Screening

August 28th

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    Please join us for a screening of Boulder Shambhala member Bridgette Auger's film "We Are Not Princesses." 

    The film has sold out its screening in several cities including the premiere in New York City. In June, the film won the audience award for best feature at San Francisco DocFest. 

    The trailer can be viewed here.

    Film synopsis:

    Four Syrian refugee women find the strength to face the greatest of tragedies by embracing an unlikely role model: the ancient rebel princess Antigone.


    At a time when “empathy” is being claimed for all too many documentaries, "We Are Not Princesses" is the real thing. Auger and Azzam capture how camaraderie, solidarity, and co-creation can build, more than bridges, an acute understanding. Their extraordinary documentary opens up the inner life of Syrian women refugees living in community in Beirut—through the wonderful device of a theater production of Antigone. But this is no theater film! Focused on the women’s preparation instead, it captures how they bring their own subjectivities to the story of the ancient princess Antigone. They discuss her as if she’s a neighbor, suffering trauma and moral challenges, and revealing their own tragic stories in the process. Auger and Azzam succeed remarkably in bringing remarkable women to life—and to us. —B. Ruby Rich, Film Quarterly


    Free to attend and open to all!