What happened to the Arabic spring? Norwegian-Syrian director Nizam Najar travels to Aleppo in search for answers. He follows a group called The Free Syrian Army in their fight against the Syrian regime, and in what eventually leads to the downfall of the rebellion. ALEPPO'S FALL offers a unique insight in to the desperate struggle against the oppressive Syrian regime, in the shadows of the geopolitical tug of war that eventually seals the faith of the uprising. This is the story about the Arabic spring and how it went from hope to despair, from spring to fall.
Najar goes to great lengths, and puts his own life on the line in order to tell this story in all its brutality. As a Syrian born, and partly raised in Aleppo, he gains unique access to the people behind the uprising. This in combination with the director’s reflections, both in front of and behind the camera, makes ALEPPOS'S FALL a strong and gripping piece of documentary.
Introduction before the screening Thursday.
Introduction before and Q&A after the screening Friday (Fokus 2).