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Red Lines

Directed by: Andrea Kalin, Oliver Lukacs
Runtime: 1hr 38min Year: 2014
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Directed by: Andrea Kalin, Oliver Lukacs
Runtime: 1hr 38min Year: 2014
Country: United States
Topics: Sociopolitical

This is a side of war you don't see. Telling the dramatic story of two Syrians from vastly different walks of life who are thrown together through the circumstances of war, Red Lines is a gripping film highlighting the resilience of the Syrian people.

This is a side of war you don’t see. Red Lines tells the remarkable story of Razan and Mouaz. Two Syrian activists from vastly different walks of life, thrown together by the circumstances of war. Razan, a 26 year old woman from a wealthy Syrian family is the unlikely head of a smuggling operation sending aid to the front lines through Turkey. Contrastingly, Mouaz was born dirt-poor in a Damascus Palestinian refugee camp but grew up in America. Together the two amass a greater network of contacts and connections on the ground than any other humanitarian organization in the world.

The obstacles are overwhelming: a spiralling humanitarian crisis and the emerging dominance of anti-Western extremists like ISIS. Going beyond the gritty YouTube videos and news reports filmmakers Andrea Kalin and Oliver Lukacs take us into the centre of the conflict. Red Lines highlights the resilience of the Syrian people and the challenge to keep hope alive in the face of intolerable violence and tragic recent events across the region.