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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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

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

Jul 11, 2017 | Full Review…
indieWire
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A deeply affecting documentary of the Syrian conflict told from the standpoint of a former radio DJ and her friends.

Aug 31, 2016 | Full Review…
Variety
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Uneven but frequently fascinating.

Aug 31, 2016 | Full Review…

With a dreamy sense of living in the moment ... The War Show reminds us that there are indeed living, breathing, and loving individuals just trying their best to endure this war-torn time period in their homeland.

Dec 5, 2018 | Full Review…

... The War Show will linger as a bloodied testament to the loss and sacrifice faced by those forced into diaspora.

Dec 15, 2017 | 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.

Oct 27, 2017 | Full Review…

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