Bridgette Auger

We Are Not Princesses follows a group of Syrian women living in refugee camps as they put on a production of Antigone. This ancient tragic saga is slowly revealed in parallel with the women’s own confrontations with bereavement and burial but the focus remains on the women themselves, resulting in a counter-intuitive vision of what a refugee is – a human being in three dimensions.

Bridgette Auger is an independent media artist and journalist strongly committed to using art for social change who has primarily worked in the Middle East for over eight years. Currently part of the creative team of Terrestrial Journeys, a theater program working with refugee women to process trauma, Auger’s work has appeared in The Guardian, New York Times, Die Zeit and the short film This is not me هاد مو أنا: Enduring Syria’s War. She was the 2012 recipient of the Tierney Fellowship and holds a degree in Photography and Imaging from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a Masters in Social Documentation from the University of California, Santa Cruz.