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The War Show (2016)

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The personal experiences of a Syrian disc jockey and her friends are documented from the initial days of the Arab Spring of 2011 to the mass exodus from Syria in the summer and spring of 2016. She and her friends surreptitiously record the regime's violent response as the country spirals into a bloody civil war, their hopes for a better future tested by violence, imprisonment and death.

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Critic Reviews for The War Show

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

[It] shows the fundamental change in the status quo.

July 11, 2017 | Full Review…

A deeply affecting documentary of the Syrian conflict told from the standpoint of a former radio DJ and her friends.

August 31, 2016 | Full Review…

Uneven but frequently fascinating.

August 31, 2016 | Full Review…

In a sense, the rambling nature of the documentary matches the subjects' desperate attempt at attaining some sense of routine-they've come to rely on each other to stay sane, only to lose those closest to them for the most senseless of reasons.

October 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Though the horror is judiciously spaced out, it's upsetting enough that any attempt to find hope feels false. Yet one can't begrudge the refugee filmmaker's belief that 'the destiny of the people is to survive.'

August 22, 2017 | Full Review…

As both testimony and memorial, The War Show provides a voice for those no longer with us, showcasing that spark of optimism that's still fostering in Syria while darker forces move in to co-opt the movement.

August 15, 2017 | Full Review…

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