: Half a million Syrian children today live in Lebanon with inadequate or no schooling. The documentary If I Close My Eyes provides an insight into their everyday lives. Ny Tid spoke with director Francesca Mannechi who lets our subscribers see the film.
: "Nothing similar has been seen since the Spanish Civil War," Norwegian anarchists believe. The Kurdish People's Defense Unit seeks to create a system that ensures democracy, equality, freedom of expression and the rights of minorities.
: It is deeply moving to get close to Mahmoud's family during the flight from Syria to Switzerland. Even the life-threatening rubber boat trip across the icy sea is documented – with a small mobile camera.
: For five years we have been following the civil war in Syria – from what was an incipient crisis, to the situation we see now. The figures from the crisis are disappointing. But there is still much that can be saved in Syria, and there are bright spots.
: Arab film days: The conversations with Syrian children on the run become a mosaic of young voices appearing as a murky, heartbreaking reflection of the adults' incomprehensible movements and exchanges.
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