In a devastatingly personal film, radio host Obaidah Zytoon documents the reality of life in Syria following the 2011 Arab Spring.
“Charting Syria’s spiralling from peaceful uprisings to armed conflict, through the intimate prism of a group of friends.” – BFI London Film Festival“… manages to capture the hopes and fears of an entire generation at once.” – Hollywood Reporter
Turning the camera on her own circle of friends, the film initially takes us inside the everyday lives of Syrians filled with dreams of revolution and liberation. Their optimism is tested as they are faced with the regime’s brutal backlash and the rise of the armed resistance, invading their lives with repression, destruction and extremism.
The War Show not only captures Syria’s descent into the hell of an endless war but also the fates of a group of friends who dared to hope for a better future.