The documentary “In the Idlib Trap” by two brother media activists Fadi Weiman Khatib won the “Bio Calvados” prize in France for the International Television Films category for War Correspondents.
The film documented the military campaign of the regime and Russia in Idlib Governorate at the beginning of this year, and the massive wave of displacement of thousands into the unknown, and presented stories of people who lost all their family members due to the war.
The coronation comes in the 28th edition of the award for war correspondents, whose distribution ceremony took place from 4 to 10 October.
In an interview with Sanad, Yaman Khatib said that the idea of the film came with the military campaign of the regime and its allies in the countryside of Idlib, and the accompanying massive displacement and new suffering that the people experienced as a result of the war.
Khatib spoke about the difficulties encountered in producing the film, including the risks of bombing and targeting. Because of its filming in rural locations, and the difficulty of reaching the displaced in the cold weather.
In turn, Fadi explained that the film documented a historical stage that Idlib was witnessing in the midst of a threat to deport millions of people from the city overcrowded with displaced people from various Syrian provinces.
He pointed out that the film narrated the stories of families, who lost their homes, villages and most of their members, indicating that it sought to refute the Russian narrative, show the reality of civilians, and target them in this war.
The two journalists presented the award to the displaced and the displaced, and to the families of the victims, detainees and the oppressed, indicating that the revolution was a reason for the release of the energies within them.