Syrian filmmaker in Turkey documents earthquake devastation

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When two massive earthquakes rocked Turkey and Syria on February 6, decimating towns within minutes, Turkey-based Syrian filmmaker AlBaraa Haddad was in Istanbul, while his family was in Antakya, southern Turkey, near the epicentre of the earthquake. His first instinct after hearing news of the quake was to go to Antakya, a city he and his family had called home for the past 12 years, after fleeing from the Syrian Civil War like so many Syrian refugees. What he saw when he arrived in Antakya a day and a half later was “like a scene from a horror movie” – a bustling city of 1.7 million people w…

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