Syrian Filmmakers And Activists Put On Film Festival Inside War-Torn Syria

ISTANBUL — If it weren’t for the videos coming out of Syria — often shot on cellphones — that are regularly uploaded to social media sites and used by news agencies, the outside world would know little of what’s happening inside the war-ravaged country.

This week, a small group of Syrian filmmakers and activists are honoring those who have risked their lives to document the truth by putting on a three-day event called Syria’s Mobile Phone Film Festival.

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