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Smuggling 23 Minutes of Revolution

Smuggling 23 Minutes of Revolution (2011) as the title already indicates, is smuggling the news through the borders, focusing on the city of Hama. In 1982, after violent clashes between government forces and Muslim Brotherhood, then-President Hafez Al-Assad ordered troops into the restive city of Hama. For three weeks Syrian tanks and planes bombarded Hama while soldiers airlifted in by helicopter carried out house-to-house searches and on-the-spot executions. Estimates of the total number of civilians who died in the siege range widely between 10,000 and 45,000. In Smuggling 23 Minutes of Revolution we hear witnesses’ stories of the 1982 Hama Massacre and nowadays happenings, and as they talk we feel the anxiety of the people, the fear of history repeating itself.