Shot in Syria, January-February, 2012
Broadcast by Channel 4 News (ITN)
A unique combination of war reportage and intimate interviews, Mani’s atmospheric footage from Homs shows the violence and the human suffering in the city at the height of the Syrian army assault in February 2012.
'Mani was on assignment for Le Monde as a photographer when at the very end of his assignment he decided to try his hand at video. This film was the result. He went to the Khaldiya district just hours after Syrian forces started a massive shelling campaign. 138 people were killed, mostly women and children. In the following days Mani found himself caught up in an unfolding humanitarian disaster. He recorded the deaths of civilians by sniper, and the attempts to save the wounded in makeshift field hospitals. He also got rare access to an FSA unit, staying with the fighters for over 15 hours as they battled street to street with government soldiers. More: http://www.rorypecktrust.org/mani
Winners announced at the Rory Peck Awards ceremony, 7.30pm on Wednesday 28 November at London's BFI Southbank.