Syria 2012

Title opera

“Funeral in Tel Rifaat”


This is the funeral of seven Syrian civilian brothers, the last of their family to be completely exterminated; the year before, their parents, their seven wives and their fifteen children had all been killed in a different location in Syria because they were displaced, bombed by Bashar Al Assad’s loyalist army inside a house as they ran for cover, about a year later, one day the seven surviving brothers were in northern Syria, in Tel Rifaat, their hometown, and during a normal day of intense aerial bombardment of civilian targets by Bashar Al Assad’s loyalist army, they were hit by a bomb that killed them all.