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Robin Yassin-Kassab

Hell on Earth

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Sebastian Junger has made a film for National Geographic on the Syrian revolution and war. The New Yorker has a review of it here. I gave Sebastian a long interview for the film, and I’m told a lot of it has been used. I haven’t seen the film yet, only the trailer, which contains some unfortunate editing. I say: “In Syria the choice is either Assad or ISIS,” and that’s taken out of context. It’s the opposite of what I believe. Assad boosted ISIS because he wanted people to think the choice is binary. Of course the real alternative to Assad and his creations is democracy, dignity, and social justice.

A friend has seen the film and says “it’s the best documentary available on Syria.” I’m looking forward to it. It seems the clumsy editing of my voice in the trailer is not repeated in the film itself.

The trailer can be seen here.

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Written by Robin Yassin-Kassab

June 11, 2017 at 3:38 pm

Posted in Syria

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  1. I must say that I saw this interview in The Daily show , and here they totally agree with you .
    looks like the trailer really took it out of context .
    http://www.cc.com/video-clips/n2iuad/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-sebastian-junger—nick-quested—how-syria-became–hell-on-earth—-extended-interview?fb_ref=share_web

    tali klagesbrun

    June 11, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    • Thanks. Unfortunately I can’t watch the link from here in Scotland.

      Robin Yassin-Kassab

      June 11, 2017 at 5:46 pm


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