9 Days - From My Window in Aleppo

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Winner of the European Short Film Award at the European Film Awards. In August 2012, Syrian photographer Issa Touma awoke to the dawn of the rebel uprising in the city of Aleppo. He spent the next nine days holed up in his apartment, filming the emerging civil war outside. Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads:

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"It's 8:15 AM", says Touma, recording the morning sky and fading moon through his window, on a day that signalled a turning point for life in Syria's largest city. "Strangers take position in my street.” he says, “they look unprepared, without any kind of war experience". Young men in t-shirts, resembling students more than fighters, drag sandbags into a blockade below Touma's window. A rebel appeals by loudspeaker to a regime soldier, "leave your post and come to us!". He is answered by the sound of gunfire. Touma's raw commentary and eye for photographic detail give an unprecedented glimpse into the beginnings of a war that rages to this day.

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This is the journalism we need from the Middle East. No CNN or Fox trash.

Author — Central Intelligence Agency


Imagine if they had stuff like this back in the 40s

*9 days from my window in Stalingrad*

Author — Life of Mia


You dont under stand how lucky you are

Untill you see this video
And look out the window and only see grass and your backyard and nothing bad

Author — Bryce Susong


*Literally a war*

This dude: so anyway, I started vlogging

Author — zeusthegamer 2536


"Almost all of my neighbors have fled... " proceeds to water his plants shirtless out in the open. Issa legend

Author — Rolie


“Hey soldier, leave your post and come to us!”
*gunfire erupts in background*

Guess that’s a no

Author — Todd Howard


Just tell them to go away they are making too much noise

Author — Gsfbffx Pdhhdf


I wonder how many of them people shooting and fighting in this video are still alive..

Author — zertob


Dis dude don’t need a tv he has enough action outside

Author — Rafael ifshsm


I hope that peace comes to the Syrian people one day.

Author — Mike Zahursky


this dude really just vlogged a freaking war right outside his window

Author — CoolKidSeb


*casually watches Charlie and the Chocolate Factory during a civil war

Author — giobot 17


When you look at these countries, you realise how important are a strong political system & a capable military for a nation to just keep itself stable & safe.

Author — Chirag Patel



Guy: sits inside and watching Tv while there is war outside. 5:17

Author — NLG


This should win an award! People in America think they have it bad then youtube recomends this Gold.

I hope Al Said Ali Street someday is safe. Love from Austin Texas. Be safe brother

Author — P.U.G Pick Up Games


That man is alive and now he is in france...and i am in aleppo right now but the setuation is good as far after war

Author — وائل العظم -zabonez


I didn’t really grasp how real this was until they dragged the dead body by

Author — Donald Trump


Reminds me alot of Libya, I was just 9 back then, but I remember it being more intense than this, NATO airstrikes close by, artillery, tanks and gun fire, probably most intense district ever because I lived near Gaddafi compound.

It was a normal day, nothing out of the normal, got home from school then did my homework (for nothing) and all of a sudden I hear protests outside and a national TV announcement of Gaddafi, you really never know what could happen at any second.

Author — Yeeter


7:00 and thats why you dont camp in one place for too long..

Author — Lurjuksen Lurkki


9:00 - when you have to check for snipers before water your plants.

Author — Lincoln