The Syrian short film “Gasping for Life” has won an Emmy award for Best News Story at the international television program festival in New York City. The film tells the tragedy of the chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, in April 2017, where children and women suffered from suffocation and difficulty breathing. Produced by the Aleppo Media Center and CNN.
The Emmy Award is considered the television equivalent of the Oscars and is awarded by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the United States. The film sheds light on the cruelty of the Syrian regime towards its people and was screened at the Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.