Middle East Studies

On the Bride’s Side

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Tells and enacts the story of a Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist who meet five Palestinians and Syrians after they fled Syria and entered Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa, and complete their journey to Sweden by faking a wedding in order to bypass the restrictions of European asylum laws. This emotionally charged journey not only brings out the stories and hopes and dreams of the five Palestinians and Syrians and their rather special traffickers, but also reveals and unknown side of Europe – a transnational, supportive and irreverent Europe that ridicules the idea of Fortress Europe in a kind of masquerade which is no other than the direct filming of something that really took place on the road from Milan to Stockholm from the 14th to the 18th of November 2013.