the Real is True

On April the 26th, 2013, I left Italy and followed a group of doctors heading to East-Turkey, on the Syrian border. My aim was to record their mission on videos and pictures. The whole project was financed by an italian NGO and consisted of bringing medical equipment and toys for children to a refugee camp in a village just across the Syrian border, Bab Al Salam. In particular, the doctors supplied two machineries for ozone therapy and trained the local doctors on how to use them. Initially the footage was taken in 2 medical centers, one in the Turkish city of Kilis and another in A´zaz, Syria. During this past I mainly followed a Italo-Syrian doctor. When I was in the hospital of Dar Alshefaa, Kilis, I met an english teacher who fled Syria. Once i got a certain confidence with him, we organized, together with his 2 friends to cross the Syrian border by night. It was April the 30th, around 9pm.

A refugee in Dar Alshefaa hospital, Kilis (Turkey).
A case of Leishmaniasis, parasitic disease, in "medicine distribution center for syrians", Kilis (Turkey).
Leishmaniasis case, Dar Alshefaa hospital, Kilis (Turkey).
A 14 year old boy hit by an explosion treated in Dar Alshefaa hospital, Kilis (Turkey).
Patient in "medicine distribution center for syrians", Kilis (Turkey).
Dar Al Shifa´s hospital, Al Sha’ar district, Aleppo (Syria).
Rebels in front of an hospital, A’zaz city (Syria).
Khaled Saraj, FSA member and Zaher Taleb, english teacher. Hraytan village (Syria).
Road around Aleppo.
Prisoner in a FSA (Free Syrian Army) check point.
Wael Saraj, Khaled’s brother, FSA member.
Young fighter, Al Sha’ar district, Aleppo.
Ali Dabu, rebels check point in Al Sha’ar district, Aleppo.
Rebel distributes bread for free, Hayan village (Syria).
Syrian flag in the ruins of a school in Al Sha’ar district, Aleppo.
Chlldrens pickaxing some ruins in order to recycle iron, Jabal Badro district, Aleppo.
Distruction, Jabal Badro district, Aleppo.
Destroyed district, Hraytan (Syria).