Over the course of its seven-year civil war, roughly 6 million Syrians have become refugees, while another 500,000 have been killed. Are We Listening?, Tim Kressin’s mini-documentary, drives home the fact that displacement can come in a matter of seconds. For one man, a trip to the grocery store was derailed by a ballistic missile. “When I woke up, my hand had been amputated,” says Abdul, now living in a Jordanian camp with his wife and two children. “My husband had a car; my boys started school; we could see our future,” says Amal, who fled barefoot, in the middle of the night, with her family.
- Tim Kressin