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Frontline's “Syria Behind the Lines”

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Syria A young boy is consoled after his grandparents appear to have been killed in a government strike on the Sunni village of Al Barra. (Courtesy of FRONTLINE)

Olly Lambert, writer/director/producer, discusses his Frontline documentary “Syria Behind the Lines.” Lambert is the first Western filmmaker to spend an extended period living on both sides of Syria's war—and to document, on camera, the realities of everyday life for rebels, government soldiers and the civilians who support them. “Syria Behind the Lines” airs Tuesday, April 9, at 10 p.m. on PBS.

Guests:

Olly Lambert

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Comments [3]

ej from hastings

Sorry I previously made a typo.
Did Mr. Lambert really think the government thought he was there to just to report on the pro Assad . ad news? What role does and can civility play in this along global. And. Local division s?

Apr. 09 2013 01:48 PM
ej

What did your guest mean when he said "that would have given it all up" by pointing out that the regime commander had shot at him? Does Mr. Lambert really believe the Syrian government didn't thought he was there for pro -Assad reporting ???

Apr. 09 2013 01:43 PM
eve sheridan

Leonard just noted in passing that the Syrian kid being discussed is good-looking. I have no objection to this kind of description. Why was Obama excoriated for remarking that one of his colleagues is a good-looking woman?
Most people like to be admired. Do women really object to being complimented on their looks?
Sorry to go off the subject of Syria, Leonard Lopate's (unoffensive) remark brought me to the question I have had.

Apr. 09 2013 01:38 PM

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