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Aleppo: Life Under Siege

The battle for Aleppo, Syria's largest city and once home to over two million people, is in its fourth year. Five citizen journalists in East Aleppo document life under siege.

The battle for Aleppo, Syria's largest city and once home to over two million people, is in its fourth year. Divided between opposition-held east and government-controlled west, ordinary civilians are suffering on both sides. The east has been relentlessly bombed by the Russian military-backed forces of President Bashar al-Assad, and for the last month five citizen journalists in East Aleppo, commissioned by Panorama, have been documenting life under siege. The film is an intimate portrait of ordinary people struggling to stay alive, including a civil-defence volunteer who risks death to save his fellow citizens. The film goes behind the headlines into the backstreets of East Aleppo to show the horror, chaos and fear of the daily bombings, but also the surprising humanity, resilience and hope of the people who remain.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 1 Oct 2016 00:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Paul McGann
Producer Natalie Morton
Producer Christine Garabedian
Executive Producer Aisling O'Connor
Deputy Editor Karen Wightman

Broadcasts

  • Mon 26 Sep 2016 20:30
  • Mon 26 Sep 2016 22:40
  • Wed 28 Sep 2016 03:30
  • Fri 30 Sep 2016 00:15
  • Fri 30 Sep 2016 00:45
  • Fri 30 Sep 2016 03:30
  • Sat 1 Oct 2016 00:00