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At the start of the Syrian revolution, a young female reporter goes undercover to capture the truth on the ground. Calling herself “Lina” in Damascus, “Maya” in Homs, and “Lama” in Aleppo, she keeps the voice of the people heard by hiding her cameras and smuggling out secret footage. “Lina” and her close circle of women journalists are especially vulnerable at checkpoints and front lines, and a progressively violent state begins to erode the Arab Spring’s promise of equality and freedom. Over years of protracted armed conflict, detainments and mass casualties, the country’s rebels fracture politically, as does this group of activist friends. Beaten for being a woman, then pardoned for the same reason, “Lina” is increasingly isolated amid the chaos. She narrowly escapes her most recent brush with arrest and torture—but at what cost? Told over a decade of war, this intimate testimony of one woman holds the space of what was her dream, and that of her country. Myrocia Watamaniuk

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  • Director(s)

    • Lina
  • Producer(s)

    • Diana El Jeiroudi
    • Orwa Nyrabia
    • Torstein Grude
    • Ilja Roomans
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Laura Poitras
  • Writer(s)

    • Lina
    • Diana El Jeiroudi
  • Editor(s)

    • Diana El Jeiroudi
    • Barbara Toennieshen
  • Sound

    • Mark Glynne
    • Tom Bijnen
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