SYRIA: Testimony from the *forgotten people* – interviews by Pierre Le Corf in Aleppo

“Take these few minutes please, I ask it to you as a favor, it is really important. Here’s a little piece of history, a little bit of a window on the lives of those who go through war and face everyday life under the weight of sanctions. I have collected hours and hours of testimonies from people who are erased, forgotten. I ask you nothing except to take the time to listen, to open your hearts, to share their messages because these testimonies are essential. ”

Oscar-nominated “For Sama” will put Al Qaeda back on Hollywood’s red carpet

Dedicated to Waad’s daughter, the documentary can only be described as a grotesque misrepresentation of life in East Aleppo under the tyranny of sectarian armed groups. Anyone watching this movie will assume that East Aleppo was the “free country” as described by Waad, besieged and preyed upon by the Syrian government. The film literally airbrushes Nusra Front from the scenario. Groups like Nour al-Din al-Zenki are not referred to, their crimes go unmentioned.

For Sama: A beautiful yet deceptive documentary that betrays reality in Syria

When Waad and Hamza departed Aleppo with Nusra militants, the vast majority of Aleppans celebrated. On the surface, “For Sama” is about romance and childbirth. Underneath it is very political, as interviews with the producers confirmed. For this, it will likely be widely promoted precisely because it gives a distorted picture. To continue the dirty war on Syria, public misunderstanding is required.

Aleppo voices – the West’s “moderate rebels” have destroyed Syria

This is not a “humanitarian” war as you are being led to believe, you are not “saving” the people from a “dictator”, you are ensuring they are murdered in their sleep and reduced to beggars in the streets, homeless and bereft of their dignity, their most basic needs – living under the occupation of the “moderate rebels” and subjected to all kinds of abuse.

West Aleppo under attack – interview with neighbour of Nusra Front.

Mahmoud lives less than 100 meters from Nusra Front terrorists who occupy the houses at the end of his street. The street that separates him from his neighbours on the opposite side is empty, nobody dares to cross it because the Nusra Front snipers will shoot them – Mahmoud told me that one man had been shot and was left bleeding in the street because nobody dared to try and rescue him.

The forgotten victims of the unmentioned terrorist siege of West Aleppo

Walking around Khalidiyah in north-west Aleppo, every person in the street is affected by the continued terrorist attacks. Children wave shyly from the balconies, others hide behind the sniper sheets, others walk past glaring but return out of curiosity and to have their picture taken. Life goes in but the terrorist presence only a few hundred meters away hangs like a dark shroud, a shadow behind the eyes of the children who can be shot for crossing the street or their homes destroyed by mortars.