Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 03/13/2012

New Syria documentary filmed entirely on iPhone

As the violence in Syria continues to escalate, it becomes increasingly difficult to get information out about what’s happening on the ground.

An image from “Syria: Songs of Defiance.” (al-Jazeera)
But a new documentary, to be broadcast on al-Jazeera tomorrow night, may give an unprecedented glimpse into the country. “Syria: Songs of Defiance” was filmed by a journalist using only an iPhone because of safety concerns. The journalist is not named.

In December, Syria reportedly banned the iPhone, in an attempt to stop the flow of images and video being shared online by citizen journalists.

Activists such as Danny Abdul Dayem have filmed and posted dozens of videos to YouTube from Homs, the epicenter of the year-long uprising, and other cities across Syria. Many of these videos were filmed on an iPhone.

For several years, films have been made exclusively on an iPhone on subjects such as motorcycle racing and space, but this may be the first iPhone documentary to tackle a conflict zone.

Watch the preview below:


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