50 Feet From Syria (2016 Audience Award Winner)

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Program: Best of the Fest 2016, Portraits of Resilience, SDFF 2016

SDFF 2016 Audience Award: Short Documentary

“50 Feet From Syria” is a portrait of Syrian-American surgeon Hisham Bismar, performing intricate acts of medical necessity undeterred by the chaos and complexity of war around him. The atrocities of war and civil unrest that have plagued Syria are writ large on the bodies of the victims he treats. Through it all, Bismar perseveres. Director Fitzgerald’s film serves as a snapshot in time for the current plight of Syrian refugees.

In English and Arabic with English subtitles

Runtime: 39 minutes
Origin: Turkey, USA, Syria