FRONTLINE: Syria Behind the Lines

FRONTLINE: Syria Behind the Lines

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 10:00pm

A young boy is consoled after his grandparents appear to have been killed in a government strike on the Sunni village of Al Barra.

Credit: Courtesy of FRONTLINE

Witness the devastating effect of the religious feud that’s shaping Syria’s future. 

In the rural heartland of Syria’s countryside, the bloody uprising against President Bashar Al Assad has taken a terrifying turn. In this highly charged documentary, award-winning filmmaker Olly Lambert lives on both sides of Syria’s sectarian frontline, witnessing the devastating effect of a religious feud that, regardless of the outcome of the war, is shaping Syria’s future. For generations, the many religions in Syria’s Orontes River Valley have lived together peacefully. But as the conflict spirals into a contagious and sectarian blood feud, friends and neighbors of different faiths are taking up arms against each other, as Syrian society begins to collapse. And as each side seeks more and more revenge, shells, mortars and air attacks only escalate the hatred and violence on both sides. FRONTLINE: Syria Behind the Lines airs Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 11 and 1011).



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