Preview Screening: Aleppo. Notes from the Dark + Q&A
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with co-directors Michal Przedlacki and Wojciech Szumowski.[vimeo clip_id=”88060806″ width=”630″ height=”354″]
In the summer of 2013, Michal Przedlacki and Wojciech Szumowski spent 44 days in Aleppo, documenting the lives of ordinary citizens in extraordinary circumstances. The film’s protagonists talk openly about the Syrian revolution, their lives before the conflict erupted and their dreams for the future.
Mohammad Sayeed, a journalist from Aleppo Media Center, documents the disastrous situation in the city. Imam Qasim, an Islamic cleric in one of the poor neighbourhoods, tries to help neighbours affected by the war. Dr. Ammar Zakaria, a former Syrian officer, is a doctor at one of the makeshift field hospitals, struggling to save the lives of the wounded. Abu Mahia delivers free bread to some of most affected families in the city.
Aleppo. Notes from the Dark offers a unique and poignant account of life in Aleppo from the perspective of seven of its residents.
Directed by Michal Przedlacki and Wojciech Szumowski
This screening is supported by the Polish Cultural Institute London: