So proud this film is a @Channel4News production-our newsroom has been working with @waadalkateab since 2016 - through the awful siege of Aleppo where we didn’t think she’d make it. Big shout out to @bendepear for his continued support for Waad and this project.
THREAD: One million children are trapped in Idlib. Bombs are being dropped every day. Entire communities are seeking shelter in olive groves, with just trees for protection. The silence from UK politicians is deafening.
Winner of our #sheffdocfest Film Audience Award @forsamafilm - director @waadalkateab (with daughter Sama): "The tears of the audience watching and them asking what they can do for Syria - that is the greatest award."
Abdel Basset Al-Sarout, voix des révoltés de Homs, mort au combat à 27 ans https://www.lemonde.fr/disparitions/article/2019/06/10/abdel-basset-al-sarout-voix-des-revoltes-de-homs-mort-au-combat-a-27-ans_5474042_3382.html … via @lemondefr#Sarout#Homs#Syrie#Revolution#icone#héros
Our John Snow in Syria was Abdulbaset #Saroot, the goalkeeper, the housekeeper, the revolution keeper and he left us today. His biggest goal was to go back to Homs one day, we didn’t and it seems we will never. #RIP my friend
‘Be the voice. Share your story for those that cannot’ - @waadalkateab on filming to survive, shooting daily life, and documenting the world around her in Aleppo #forsama#mojofest https://youtu.be/vsvBqtg2RM0