We're making a short film to CHANGE THE NARRATIVE of how Syrians are depicted in the media, and ultimately change minds. By telling a story about one doctor's experience in Aleppo, we hope to shed light on the critical work of all doctors and victims of the war as it continues.
Hanan, a successful young Syrian-American doctor, returns to Syria to help victims of war. When the hospital where she works is bombed, she suffers a traumatic brain injury that leaves her face blind. Unable to recognize the faces of even those closest to her, Hanan’s world has been turned upside down and her identity lost.
Now home in New York, Hanan has difficulty coming to terms with how her life has changed following the attack. Haunted by her trauma and struggling to adjust to her condition, Hanan must confront her fear of navigating the world, putting her identity, and her future as a doctor, in doubt.