Madness in Aleppo

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    Madness in Aleppo

    Directed by

    Syria

    2019

    90 min

    • Arabic

    Documentary

    The film follows physician Dr. Hamza al-Khatib and nurse Um Ibrahim in al-Quds Hospital, by then the last operational one in besieged East Aleppo, through the lenses of photographer Abd Alkader Habak. Amidst the misery and death, they, with other main characters managed to find moments of love, fun and laughter. With them we live the time of despair but also that of hope. Until the moment comes where they were all forced to leave with no return, for now at least.

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    LINA SINJAB
    Lina Sinjab

    Lina Sinjab

    Syria

    Lina Sinjab is an independent filmmaker and a freelance Correspondent with the BBC in Beirut. Ms. Sinjab was the BBC’s correspondent in Syria where she covered the popular uprising in Syria, Yemen and Libya. In 2018-2019 she produced and directed a film on the siege on Aleppo for festival screening MADNESS IN ALEPPO which is currently awaiting festival release. In 2013, she directed a film on Syrian Women during time of uprising ‘Suryyat” which was nominated to One Media Award. She did a film Voices from Homs that never saw the light. She has produced many films for the BBC and in 2013 won the International Media Cutting Edge Award for her coverage in Syria.