“If you think these refugees need just food and clothes and medicine, you are looking at them like animals.
But human beings are different.” - Muzaffer Baca, International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation

Around the globe the eyes of all people are on Syria, watching who is fighting who, focusing on what may come tomorrow. All that viewers see are fighters, and victims who have lost their lives - but there are far more victims than that. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled the country, including an incredibly large number of children. They are suffering now, and if they are not helped the world will suffer tomorrow.

International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation (Uluslararası Mavi Hilal İnsani Yardım ve Kalkınma Vakfı’nın) is an organization that works to alleviate suffering, hunger, and illiteracy among all people. This film looks at the work IBC does with Syrian refugees near the Turkish border to improve their lives, focusing on psychosocial aid for the children.

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This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew and shot primarily with a Canon XA10.

Producer: Stephanie Capper
Director: Chloe Keil
Cinematographer: Tom Gilkey
Editor: Ona Wang

Actuality Media is on the ground with every student crew to oversee production of these short documentaries, providing the services of executive producer, production manager, location scout, additional editing, and whatever else is needed to complete the project.
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