Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution
Away from the US strike on Syria debate, the Chemical Weapon attack, and the whole “all Syrian rebels are affiliated with Al-Qaeda” claims, Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution is a short documentary film depicting the revolution in what was once Aleppo, North of Syria.
“I used to wear fancy dresses and high heels”, says Nour, a 24 year-old English teacher from Aleppo. Now a photographer documenting the daily struggle in Syria, she believes her mission is to tell the world the truth about what’s going in Syria, through her camera’s lens. Nour does not fear death anymore. She witnessed the death of a friend, and survived another who was raped and tortured to death. She would rather die then let Assad forces have their way with her. She has faith in Syrians, and believes Syria will better than ever once Assad is gone. It will take time, but she knows its worth it.
Mowya was a regular civilian in Aleppo. He enlisted in the Free Syrian Army to fight against Assad’s army and militia. He always keeps a bullet for himself in case he ever gets caught. Mowya is an ex-detainee in Assad prisons. He was tortured and humiliated by Assad forces because he demanded freedom. Mowya the fighter doesn’t care who comes after Assad as long as it is the choice of the people. That’s democracy as he understands it, as many Syrians demand it.
Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution brings a glimpse of hope in a world of havoc, put in the most beautiful way to remind us as Syrians, and to remind the world what we stand for, what we strive for; Freedom.
A documentary by Director Matthew Van Dyke