CRABCAKE: Annapolis Film Festival | Aleppo (March 2019)

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It happens every year…well at least for the past seven years! The Annapolis Film Festival is bringing more than 70 films to Annapolis March 21st to 24th!

We sit down to talk to the producers of “Aleppo”, a short film that attempts to change the narrative of how Syrians are depicted in the media, and ultimately change minds. By telling a story about one doctor’s experience in Aleppo, they  hope to shed light on the critical work of all doctors and victims of the war as it continues.

The film is about Hanan, a successful young Syrian-American doctor, who returns to Syria to help victims of war. When the hospital where she works is bombed, she suffers a traumatic brain injury that leaves her face blind. Unable to recognize the faces of even those closest to her, Hanan’s world has been turned upside down and her identity lost.

Now home in New York, Hanan has difficulty coming to terms with how her life has changed following the attack. Haunted by her trauma and struggling to adjust to her condition, Hanan must confront her fear of navigating the world, putting her identity, and her future as a doctor, in doubt.

Aleppo screens at 12:30pm on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Annapolis Elementary


And when you are done–go buy your passes and mark your calendars for the Annapolis Film Festival 2019!



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