7 Days in Syria

Robert Rippberger

Syria, United States 2015, 75 min.


Spoken language: English

Harsh documentary in which Newsweek reporter Janine di Giovanni
travels to Syria to witness how citizens live and survive in the war zone.
Together with photojournalist Nicole Tung and a camera man she goes on a
seven-day tour across the country to show not only the horrors of war, but also
the strength and courage of those who face death and destruction every day.


Newsweek’s Middle East correspondent Janine di Giovanni
asked permission to go to Syria to report on the situation among the civilian
population living in the frontline. Her request was turned down on the grounds
that Syria was too dangerous for journalists. And for a reason: two weeks
before her scheduled departure, her friend, American journalist James Foley,
was captured and later beheaded by IS.

Yet Di
Giovanni decided to go. Together with a photojournalist and a camera man she
set out on a seven-day, perilous journey across the war-ridden country to witness
how people there live and survive in extreme conditions every day. The camera
zooms in on a former carpenter from Aleppo who now bakes bread to feed his
compatriots. On doctors who put themselves out in a hospital with staff
shortage, and on young Syrian national Waed who studied economics until her
university was shelled. Now she collects ‘visual evidence’ of the events that
can later be used in court.

documentary that sheds a disturbing light on one of the darkest places on


Official website: http://www.7daysinsyriamovie.com


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