‘The Wait’ follows the lives of Syrian Christians who have escaped the oppressive skies of their homeland and have taken refuge in a Syriac Orthodox Monastery in Lebanon. Unable to work or find education for their children, they find themselves stuck in an in-between existence: waiting for visas to the West. Centred around the Eastern Orthodox celebrations of Easter, ‘The Wait’ gives an insight into their spiritual as well as physical longing.

About the film maker: Susie Attwood is a freelance Producer and Director who has worked across major British broadcasting networks including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky Arts. She has a special interest in the Middle East, making films in the West Bank, Jordan and Lebanon in recent years.

‘The Wait’ follows the lives of Syrian Christians who have escaped the oppressive skies of their homeland and have taken refuge in a Syriac Orthodox Monastery in Lebanon. Unable to work or find education for their children, they find themselves stuck in an in-between existence: waiting for visas to the West. Centred around the Eastern Orthodox celebrations of Easter, ‘The Wait’ gives an insight into their spiritual as well as physical longing. About the film maker: Susie Attwood is a freelance Producer and Director who has worked across major British broadcasting networks including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky Arts. She has a special interest in the Middle East, making films in the West Bank, Jordan and Lebanon in recent years.

‘The Wait’ follows the lives of Syrian Christians who have escaped the oppressive skies of their homeland and have taken refuge in a Syriac Orthodox Monastery in Lebanon. Unable to work or find education for their children, they find themselves stuck in an in-between existence: waiting for visas to the West. Centred around the Eastern Orthodox celebrations of Easter, ‘The Wait’ gives an insight into their spiritual as well as physical longing.

About the film maker: Susie Attwood is a freelance Producer and Director who has worked across major British broadcasting networks including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky Arts. She has a special interest in the Middle East, making films in the West Bank, Jordan and Lebanon in recent years.