Film honours Syria’s heroic underground female medic

OSCAR-NOMINATED Syrian director Feras Fayyad has risked his life to chronicle the atrocities of the Assad regime, and suffered torture in prison because of his films.

Despite having his nails pulled out and electric shocks administered to intimate parts of his body, Fayyad continues to document Syria’s eight-year war, which exploded back onto the global stage last week with Turkey’s invasion.