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International Programme 2017
Greetings from Aleppo Issa Touma, Floor van der Meulen, Thomas Vroege

The Syrian photographer Issa Touma travels from Europe to his native city of Aleppo, visiting his family, old friends and students who still live there.

Greetings from Aleppo

Documentary Film
Netherlands,
Syria
2017
17 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Jos de Putter, Bas Vroege
Issa Touma, Floor van der Meulen, Thomas Vroege
Darius Timmer
Issa Touma
Floor van der Meulen, Thomas Vroege
Tom Jansen
The Syrian photographer Issa Touma travels from Europe to his native city of Aleppo, visiting his family, old friends and students who still live there. It’s a film about the daily life and art of survival in the face of war and destruction, about the tragedy and absurdity of life in an extreme situation. Above all, it brings home with horrifying clarity how little the news images correspond to the real life and goings-on in Aleppo.

Frederik Lang