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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01383-N(2)
Date : 11/2015
Country/Region : SYRIA
Title : Winter is looming : people who stayed behind : story of al-Issa family from Eastern Aleppo
Duration : 00:08:10
Director : KRZYSIEK, Pawel
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : unknown
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
KRZYSIEK, Pawel
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : unknown
Production reference : AV394
Description : Um Abdul Rahman al-Issa, a resident of Tariq al-Bab district of Aleppo, is a widow and lone mother. She is desperate and worried about the condition of her family in the upcoming winter. The mother of 5 had to leave her house in the district of Jabal Badro over a year ago after her father, her husband (Ibrahim al-Issa) and her daughter died, and her house got destroyed in an attack on the neighborhood.
Um Abdul Rahman is now taking shelter with her 5 children in a house in the Tariq al-Bab district, in the opposition-controlled area of Aleppo. She depends on the very few donations she receives from her poor neighbors in order to feed her children. She is very worried about keeping them warm as winter is coming. She said that she struggled to survive last winter and that she’d rather and her children die this year to avoid being in the same situation again.
Just like other residents of the area, 10 year old Abdul Rahman, the oldest of his brothers, have to collect rubbish to burn as fuel for cooking and heating. Two of Abdul Rahman brothers are mentally disabled, and he has to support his mother to make a living.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Winter is looming : people who stayed behind : story of al-Issa family from Eastern Aleppo
Colour/B&W : colour
SD/HD : HD
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422

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