Greetings From Aleppo

A film by: Issa Touma, Floor van der Meulen and Thomas Vroege

Greetings From Aleppo reveals how little the news about Syria corresponds with the experiences of everyday life. Photographer Issa Touma keeps away from bold declarations; he films life, the inconsistencies and perseverance as they reveal themselves in front of his camera. War is tragic and absurd. Surviving is often highly surreal and touching in this warn-torn city.

Country: the Netherlands, Syria
Genre: documentary
Length: 17’11”
Completion: 01/2017
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Arabic
Subtitles: English


  • International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands (25 January – 5 February, 2017)
    Voices Short

Director: Issa Touma, Floor van der Meulen & Thomas Vroege
Story: Floor van der Meulen & Thomas Vroege
Producer: Jos De Putter, Bas Vroege
Cinematographer: Issa Touma
Narration: Issa Touma
Editors: Thomas Vroege & Floor van der Meulen
Sound Design: Tom Jansen
Composer: Darius Timmer
Produced by: Deepfocus Webdocs & Paradox
Production assistance: Veronica Daltri
Translations: Susan Osman, Herman Te Loo