Arzt der Revolution
/ Doc of the Revolution
He protested for freedom in his country and performed surgery on injured rebels – Now, the Syrian doctor Bashar Al Tammawi found shelter in Germany. The story of a refugee.
The young medical student was longing for idealistic goals of a free, liberal society when he and his fellow students started to revolt against the regime. The he witnessed how the Islamic State seized the movement. A fellow campaigner documented the developments as an embedded camera operator of the anti-assad brigades. Tammawis account provides a context for these striking images from the early stage of the civil war in Syria.
Portrait, 10 minutes
Director: Johannes Preuss
Editor: Manuel Sosnowski
Camera: Christine Lüdge
Images from Syria: Hayyan al-Yousouf
Interview in Arabic: Ghait Al-Adwan
Translation: Zellal Naheel, Scarlett Lorenz
Licensed by Süddeutsche.de
DVD-distribution in Germany: LinguaVideo Medien GmbH.