Aleppo's Fall


When the Arab Spring reached Syria in 2011, Nizam Najjar, a Syrian now living in Norway, thought the rebels would quickly oust President Bashar al-Assad. But the peaceful protests were brutally suppressed, and the once united rebel movement fell apart.


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Aleppo’s Fall

Aleppo’s Fall


Syrian born Nizam Najjar returns to his hometown, Aleppo, to investigate why the rebels are failing. Embedded with the rebels and a local cameraman, he risks his life on the front. In the heat of battle, he discovers how danger comes not only from the outside, but also from within, as two rebel leaders operate opposing strategies. It becomes only too apparent that there’s no brotherhood among the rebels.

How can such a divided group defeat a leader who appears to be able to draw on inexhaustible resources from outside the country?

Director Nizam Nijar
Producer Henrik Underbjerg
Produced by Fenris Film and Stray Dog in association with NFI, Fritt Ord, NRK, DR, DVF, NFTV, IKON, IMS & Yle
Duration Feature & 1 hour
Year of Production 2017