Notes from Aleppo

Issa Touma - 2018 - 8 min.

Multimedia storytelling platform collects personal stories and witness accounts of the inhabitants of war-stricken Aleppo, who try to restore their normal lives.

In the short stories in Notes from Aleppo, photographer Issa Touma shows the painstaking efforts by the residents of Aleppo to restore their daily lives and repair the damage caused by the war. It is an interactive multimedia storytelling platform, taking the visitor along on a voyage of (re)discovery across Aleppo. Due to international dissension, financial means of foreign powers are no longer available, and those of the government are all but depleted after seven years of conflict. The personal stories Touma captures show that the post-war reconstruction all comes down to the citizens themselves.

Notes from Aleppo has been nominated for the Interactive of the Year award of the 2019 edition of World Press Photo. And the project was part of the pop-up exhibition Shellshock, in the Amsterdam Eye Film Museum.

Credits

Director(s) Issa Touma
Script Lys Romero
Thomas Vroege
Tan Tunali
Producer(s) Bas Vroege
Production Company
Lys Romero
Research
Lys Romero
Tan Tunali
Director of Photography
Production Design
Editing
Sound on Set
Music
Distribution
Still Photography
Concept Development
Graphic Design
Interface and Interaction Design
Slices
Technical Realisation
Web Development
Slices
Website
Production Country
Netherlands, Syria