‘War as a Working Place’ (2017)

They are the unsung heroes of the Syria war, putting their lives on the line to bring their country the truth.

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Our weekly documentary film curated by the editorial team at 21WIRE.

This intimate film follows three Syrian television reporters and tells their story of peril, dedication and perseverance in the face of one of the worst conflicts of this century. The first reporter is Rabie Deebh who has covered Syrian Army operations and the ongoing crisis since 2011. While working, he was wounded and even suffered partially paralysis as a result of his injuries – and still went straight back to work regardless. The film also follows Yara Saleh who, with her TV crew, was abducted and held for ransom by terrorists. Tragically, one of Yara’s close colleagues was executed. Despite her horrific experience, she still working as a TV reporter in Syria. Finally, the film follows a single mother and war reporter named Laymona, who covers suicide bomb attacks, and even interviews armed militants in dangerous situations.

Run time: 27 min
Director: Oleg Nekishev
Distributor: Novosti TV (2017)

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