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May 3, 2015

Why do people leave their country ?

I heard this to-day from someone who probably never watches the news.
Here is an answer

In her feature documentary Syrian director Liwaa Yazji explores what it means to set off in a war. She meets friends and people previously unknown to her at their homes. Domiciles where they live now or where they yet live. Spaces that turned into a sought-after commodity.

When does one leave? What does one take? What aspects of life irretrievably end with the departure? How long can one sit tight? How do people call their departure? Are they refugees? Do they move? Do they leave? Do they see themselves as displaced people? Do they just move on? What does home mean? Which rights do they lose? From which loss can they protect themselves? What can they control? By means of her collected stories Yazji draws quasi en passant the trace of the endless refugee movements in the region of the last 70 years.

Al Jazeera World – Death of Aleppo

Al Jazeera World follows the everyday lives of Aleppo residents living amid the on-going conflict and destruction.

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