Moustafa Bayoumi hears from Abounaddara, a group of Syrian filmmakers who take us beneath the surface of the conflict.
The video consists of a single shot of a young woman in a nondescript room. The camera is fixed close to her face as she describes how the Syrian military press-ganged her younger brother into the service one night, dragging him off to the military academy in Homs. “He was fragile,” she says. “His whole life he never made a decision for himself.”