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An intimate portrait of ordinary people struggling to stay alive in Syria’s largest city Aleppo, once home to more than two million people. Five citizen journalists document life in a conflict zone divided between opposition-held East and government-controlled West. The film goes behind the headlines into the backstreets of East Aleppo to show the horror, chaos and fear of the daily bombings, but also the humanity, resilience and hope of the people who remain.
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The news from the Middle East worsens daily into a nightmare scenario - one eerily foretold in 2012 as two young, unlikely Syrian activists launch a radical plan for bringing democracy to their country. Under threat of death, they organize when no one else will. Red Lines provides cinematic boots on the ground, offering a rare window into the Syrian conflict taking us from the trenches to geopolitical jockeying and becoming, along the way, a searing exposé of an ongoing inhumane crisis.
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"Bashar al-Assad tells a French TV audience about his calling as a doctor, "You work for the health of humans. It's a humanitarian job." Two years later, the world would watch as this humanitarian sent black-clad troops to open fire on unarmed protesters seeking the fall of his regime. This documentary is a history of the Assad regime, from its origins to its teetering, possibly final days in 2011. It recounts the history of the regime and the region--including the tortured and troubled history of Syrian involvement in Lebanon. The film uses archival footage, as well as the testimony and analysis of members of the US and Israeli security establishment, key politicians, dissidents (among them members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood) and political scientists. What emerges is a picture of a regime that has been at the centre of Middle East politics for two generation--but is now on the verge of being swept away, along with other corrupt dictatorships in the region."--Distributor's abstract