Storytelling that Opens Minds
The news from the Middle East worsens daily into a nightmare scenario—one eerily foretold in 2012 as two young, unlikely Syrian activists launch a radical plan for bringing democracy to their country, besieged by the brutal Bashar al-Assad regime. Under threat of death and armed only with the Internet, they organize when no one else will.
University student Razan uses her laptop to coordinate a smuggling network for bringing humanitarian aid and journalists into Syria.
Damascus-born Mouaz works his contacts in the West, becoming a primary source for intel carrying dire implications: without external support for the moderate opposition, Syria’s struggle will draw in opportunist hardliners such as ISIS, spread to neighboring countries such as Iraq and dangerously destabilize an entire region.
Razan and Mouaz navigate a minefield, facing agonizing decisions of who to aid and who to trust, all while hatching a Trojan-horse plan for a democratically run Syria starting with one free, empowered village and spreading from there.
Red Lines provides cinematic boots on the ground, offering a rare window into the Syrian conflict taking us from the trenches to geopolitical jockeying and becoming, along the way, a searing exposé of an ongoing inhumane crisis.
Visit the film’s official website at: www.redlinesfilm.com.
We have also completed this video update with Mouaz Moustafa, which helps explain what has happened in Syria since the film was completed production in 2014.
"We have now two wars, one against the regime and one against the extremists." Razan Shalab al-Sham Red Lines
Top 20 Audience Favorites, Hot Docs International Documentary Festival
Best Feature Documentary, Woodstock Film Festival
Gold TIVA-DC Peer Award
Accolade Award, Special Mention
Global Film Awards, Humanitarian Award – Outstanding Achievement
Pixie Award – Gold
Winner of Three IndieFEST Awards, including “Award of Excellence: Documentary Feature”
Humanitarian Award, Tiburon International Film Festival
Most Disturbing Film, Ramdam Film Festival
Best Director, StarDoc International Documentary Film Festival