Published on 2 Jan 2017 Sections , ,

Aleppo film wins European short film of the year

Photographer Issa Touma watched and filmed from a window as young, armed men dragged sandbags to block the end of the narrow road alongside his Aleppo apartment. It was August 2012 and the beginning of the uprising that turned into a bloody civil war. Now his footage, compiled under the title “9 Days from my window in Aleppo”, has won the award as European Short Film of the Year.