Red LinesAndrea Kalin, Oliver Lukacs - 99'
In 2011, when Syria's Bashar al-Assad answered his people's call for freedom with stunning violence, the outside world looked away. While the U.S. drew red lines for intervention, Assad ramped up his attacks, killing civilians and children, leveling cities, targeting journalists and blocking humanitarian aid to millions of victims. But as the wanton death and destruction of civil war raged on, individual citizens stepped up to fill the roles of banned journalists, aid organizations and governments. Red Lines follows two such young activistsâ€”armed only with cell phones, laptops, dogged dedication, and some key global contactsâ€”as they devise smuggling routes, broker weapons deals, challenge extremism, and seek to persuade foreign policymakers of the democratic Syria that's within reach if the world will only allow it.