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Syria. The Story of One Tragedy

Leith - a boy whose entire family was killed before his eyes

Over 600,000 Syrians have died during the 10-year war, and thousands of children made orphans. Leith, whose whole family was killed before his eyes five years ago, is lucky to have his grandmother taking care of him. Maria Finoshina filmed Leith soon after the tragedy. She revisited him and his grandma in their tiny apartment in a shelter for the internally displaced in Homs to see if the years have healed the immense trauma he suffered and if the struggling country can provide comfort and reassurance for children like him.



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