Mona's Musings : For Sama — a documentary to watch

【明報專訊】In 2009, Waad al-Kateab went to Syria from Turkey as an aspiring student. Very soon, she found herself amidst the intensifying civilian uprising and relentless crackdown from the authoritarian Assad regime, assisted by the Russian air force. She started to document the everyday — while early moments of the film capture young, optimistic faces as they took to the streets to demand their freedom, the everyday soon turned into a brutal loop of air raids, navigating through bloodstained (有血迹的) streets and burying friends. Little did the people of Syria envisage that the regime would rather blaze the streets to the ground than cede to its people's demands.