“Goodbye Aleppo” is a haunting and powerful documentary that offers a unique perspective on the Syrian conflict. Through the eyes of four citizen journalists, we witness the final days of the battle for Aleppo, a pivotal moment in the Syrian civil war.
Directed by BBC filmmaker Christina Macfarlane, the film provides an unflinching look at the human cost of war. As the government forces close in on the city, the activists are trapped in a besieged and battered Aleppo, struggling to survive amidst the constant shelling and destruction.
Despite the harrowing circumstances, the documentary highlights the strength and resilience of the human spirit. The friends’ determination to document their experiences and share them with the world is a testament to their courage and determination.
The documentary also sheds light on the broader political and social issues at play in the Syrian conflict. It highlights the role of citizen journalists and activists in bearing witness to the atrocities committed by both sides and the challenges they face in bringing their stories to light.
“Goodbye Aleppo” has been widely praised for its powerful storytelling and emotional impact. It was awarded the International Emmy Award for Documentary in 2018, as well as the Grierson Documentary Award and the SONY IMPACT AWARD FOR CURRENT AFFAIRS in 2017.
The film serves as a stark reminder of the human toll of war, and the importance of bearing witness to the experiences of those caught in its crosshairs. It is a must-watch for anyone seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the Syrian conflict and its impact on civilians.
The AMC team, led by cinematographers Hasan Kattan and Ahmad Mojahed, played an essential role in the creation of Goodbye Aleppo. Their skilled camerawork and attention to detail helped capture the raw emotions and harrowing experiences of the citizen journalists featured in the documentary. Their contribution was critical in bringing the film’s powerful storytelling and emotional impact to life.