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July 17, 2015 4:56 pm

In Syria, Film Crew Risk Lives to Parody Government, Entertain People

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The Israel-Syria border's Quneitra crossing. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Israel-Syria border’s Quneitra crossing. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

New York Times –  The worst day on the set of “Banned in Syria,” the actors agreed, was when the sniper struck in June. A location scout was preparing for the day’s filming when a single bullet killed him instantly.

The cast and crew continued undeterred. That is the bargain when you sign up to produce a rebel television series in the wartime Syrian city of Aleppo with little pay, no insurance and militias that want you dead.

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