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Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7pm –On The Bride’s Side

A documentary film by Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande and Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry.

A Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist help five Palestinians and Syrians reach Sweden.

Escaping Syria’s conflict has provoked thousands to flee, and hundreds of thousands are seeking asylum in Europe. When a poet and journalist meet five Palestinians and Syrians in Milan who entered Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa after fleeing the war in Syria, they decide to help them complete their journey to Sweden – and hopefully avoid getting themselves arrested as traffickers – by faking a wedding party. With a Palestinian friend dressed up as the bride and a dozen or so Italian and Syrian friends as wedding “guests”, they race across the face of Europe on a four-day journey of 3,000km.

This emotionally-charged expedition not only brings out stories but also the emotional expressions of hopes and dreams of the five Palestinians and Syrians and their rather special traffickers. It also reveals an unknown side of Europe – a transnational, supportive and irreverent Europe that ridicules the laws and restrictions of the so-called “Fortress Europe” in a kind of farcical masquerade.

Free movie screenings, free popcorn, free coffee & free conversation. Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, we screen movies about issues that are important to our Skid Row and downtown community at the #skidrowmuseum.

Location: Skid Row History Museum and Archive, 250 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012