Al Arabiya presents special week of documentaries on Syria

Al Arabiya covers anniversary of the Syrian Revolution with a special week of documentaries

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Al Arabiya News Channel will commemorate the third anniversary of the Syrian Revolution by presenting a special week of documentaries covering the narratives, first-hand accounts and personal stories and struggles of those involved in the Syrian revolution.

The first of the series, “The Youth of Yarmouk,” will premiere on Friday, March 14th, 20:00 GMT (23:00 KSA). This documentary was produced at the wake of the revolution and has become a living testimonial of those living in the Palestinian camp. The award winning short film features the harrowing story of a young boy, included in the filming of the documentary, who was later captured by the Syrian regime and tortured to death.

The second documentary, “Syria: Facts of Pain,” documents scores of testimonials and firsthand accounts of the sufferings of the Syrian people in and outside of the country. The film, narrated by Syrian actor May Skaff, will show on Saturday, March 15th, 17:30 GMT (20: 30 KSA)

On Sunday March 16th, Al Arabiya will show “The Doctor of the Revolution,” a story about a UK-educated doctor named Rami Habib who stayed in the country despite the dangerous conflict to support the Syrian opposition. Habib stayed in his hometown to treat the injured from regime shelling and air raids. The doctor’s brave tale will be showcased at 16:00 GMT (19:00 KSA).

“Refugees,” the fourth documentary in Al Arabiya’s series, records the agony of the Syrian people displaced by war and shows their journey attempting to reach Turkey. The documentary highlights the struggles of the refugees as they become victims of traffickers, smugglers, border guards and exile traders as they try to make their way to safety. The show will show on Monday, March 17th at 16:00 GMT (19:00 KSA).

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