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Worldview: Syrian humanitarian crisis, Oscar-nominated film Amour, Weekend Passport
The International Rescue Committee said Syria was facing a “humanitarian emergency,” as food shortages have increased and access to medical care has decreased in many parts of the country. Film contributor Milos Stehlik reviews Michael Haneke’s latest film Amour. Your Weekend Passport.
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Syria’s humanitarian crisis
At least 600,000 Syrians have fled the conflict, flooding into neighboring countries who have struggled to respond to such an enormous influx of people. Syrian-American Yisser Bittar recently returned from a visit to Syria, where she went with several other young Syrian-Americans to assess the humanitarian situation and deliver aid. She explains what her organization, the Syrian American Council, is doing to help provide humanitarian relief.
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Review of Amour
The film is nominated for five Oscars including best foreign film and best picture, a rarity for a non-English language movie. It opens Friday in Chicago.
Review: Amour - ReviewsThe master of bleakness, depravity, and bitter irony Michael Haneke has at last made an unabashedly romantic love story, and his most upb…
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