The escalating violence between the government and rebel forces in Syria is threatening to destroy the country. Civilians face a daily struggle to keep themselves and their loved ones alive in a country filled with bloodshed.
Homs, in the west of the country, has been labelled by some the ‘Capital of the Revolution’ and the Baba Amr district of the city is now completely under the control of the Free Syria Army. We go to the heart of the resistance and meet their leader, Abdelrazzak Tlass a Sunni Muslim who is the nephew of the ex-minister for defence. This 25 year old, who was one of the first deserters of Bashar al-Assad’s army has become a symbol of the opposition and in Baba Amr he leads 600 men in their fight for freedom.
Sofia Amara spent one week with the Free Syria Army in December to find out if they are terrorists holding a city hostage, as the government claims, if they have outside support and how they will use the captured Iranian prisoners as currency.
For a year, despite the concerns of the international community and the threat of ISIS’ return, we followed the efforts to rebuild Mosul.More info
Over 300 foreign volunteers chose to give up their comfortable lives and go fight ISIS in Raqqa. We filmed them there, fly-on-the-wall style, fighting, talking, laughing, being attacked by suicide bombs and sniper fire. We were with them until Raqqa was freed. And then we followed them back home - changed forever.More info
’82 Names’ traces the journey of Mansour Omari, a survivor of torture and imprisonment in Syria. As Omari seeks to rebuild his life in exile and visits sites in Germany that memorialize the victims of the Holocaust, he reflects on how to bring attention to the brutal regime he escaped—and counter extremist ideology in the future.More info