Documentary directed by Andreas Møl Dalsgaard and Obaidah Zytoon (Syria/Denmark, 2016, 100 min.). In March 2011, radio host Obaidah Zytoon and friends join the street protests against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Believing that the Arab Spring will forever change their country, this group of young artists and activists begin surreptitiously, at great risk to themselves, filming their lives and the events around them on their iPhones and offering intimate commentary. But as the country spirals into a bloody civil war, their hopes for a better future are tested by violence, imprisonment, and death. A deeply personal road movie, The War Show captures the fate of Syria through the intimate lens of a small circle of friends and graphically depicts how the mood of the conflict changed from an inspirational revolutionary one to one where the camera itself became a player for sale to the highest bidders who were intent on manipulating events for their own nefarious purposes.
Watch the trailer here.
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