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Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution

While the cynics, conspiracy theorists and fantasists of the left and right wax lyrical about their evidence-free, make-believe world of the Syrian civil war, with their imaginary false flags and amateur geopolitics trumping human rights and even common decency, the destroyed and ruined lives of the Syrian people are belittled and ignored, like broken pieces in a board game.

In this state of affairs, where all those things that give human beings their humanity – compassion, empathy and solidarity – are noticeable only by their absence, documentary-maker Matthew VanDyke has produced a film that puts human faces to the Syrian struggle for freedom, faces which hopefully we can all identify with.

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution is a short documentary that tells the story of the Syrian struggle for freedom as experienced by a 32-year-old rebel fighter, Mowya, and a 24-year-old female journalist, Nour, in Aleppo, Syria. The 15-minute documentary tells why the Syrian people are fighting for their freedom, a story told through the emotional words of two powerful characters whose lives have been turned upside down and torn apart by war.

Whatever your political persuasion, please spare a few moments to watch this short documentary. Having viewed it, hopefully you will feel inclined to share it with your friends, colleagues and acquaintances.

For more information about the documentary, click here.

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