50 FEET FROM SYRIA

Directed by SKYE FITZGERALD

DIRECTOR

SKYE FITZGERALD

COUNTRY

USA

RUNNING TIME

40 mins

YEAR

2015

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

This short film follows a Syrian-American doctor, Hisham Bismar, who volunteers as a surgeon at a hospital on the Turkish side of the border. 50 Feet from Syria offers a doorway into the suffering of war as well as portraying the resolve of those committed to humanitarian assistance. In addition to Bismar we meet a Turkish man endangering himself as he transports wounded across the border and a Syrian committed to not leaving his beleaguered hospital. The film offers a backdrop to understanding the situation of Syrian refugees being welcomed into Canada.

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