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The story, as assembled, therefore reflects the refugees' shifting situations, with a naturalistic combination of horror, tenderness and the vicarious heroic kick of seeing journalists sticking it to wrongdoers.
With a strong emphasis on audiovisual work as a source of power, we can grasp the meaning that the documentary goes through in this statement: "Words and the camera, like human technologies, are stronger than weapons." [Full review in Spanish]
As history progresses and the Syrian Civil War is dissected and taught in schools, the portrait City of God paints of these activists will prove to be a key snapshot of courage in the face of monstrous tyranny.