“Citizen Journalist”, a film by Salah Ashkar


“Over the course of four years, the war turns him into a machine”


The film, tells the story of a Syrian citizen who decides to risk becoming a photographer and cameraman in order to preserve and communicate the voice of the Syrian revolution in Aleppo. Over the course of four years the war turns him into a machine, stripped of his humanity, robotically churning out images of blood and tragedy, only for a traumatic experience to restore him to his senses. He films a group of twenty-two children during an exhibition of their paintings. Twenty-four hours later, their exhibition is bombed from the air and he returns to film their lifeless corpses.  



This film has received the support of Bidayyat’s documentary grant 2015

#Aleppo  # Citizen Journalist  # Grant  # Salah Ashkar