A Syrian filmmaker documents the devastation and trauma after Turkey


03 March, 2023

Indiscriminate in its destruction, the effects of the Turkey-Syria earthquakes continue to be felt. For AlBaraa Haddad, a Syrian filmmaker, his return to his adopted home of Antalya was fraught with agony; what had once been his refuge is now rubble. 

In this moving short film, Haddad tells us about the importance of preserving memories and personal artefacts in the face of disasters, especially for many Syrians and other displaced people, who in recent weeks have been forced to experience recurring trauma from war or natural catastrophes.