Shot in Syria, September 2011
Quicksilver Media for Channel 4, Unreported World
Wael was among the first to defy the Syrian regime’s ban on foreign media. He spent two weeks working undercover - posing as a tourist with reporter Ramita Navai - in some of the most dangerous parts of Syria with members of the fledgling opposition movement.
He filmed protestors and the victims of the bloody crackdown, and visited clandestine hospitals set up in private homes to treat the injured. For three days Wael was trapped in a safe house with activists who hid in a tiny cupboard as militiamen searched the neighbourhood. He recorded the sound of them beating a young neighbour outside the door. More: rorypecktrust.org/wael-dabbous
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