Aleppo is a short narrative film and follow up feature film...
Hanan, a successful Syrian-American doctor, returns to Syria to help victims of war. When the hospital where she works is bombed, she suffers a traumatic brain injury that leaves her face blind. Unable to recognize the faces of even those closest to her, Hanan’s world has been turned upside down and her identity lost.
Now home in New York, Hanan struggles to come to terms with how her life has changed following the attack. When memories of Aleppo come back to haunt her, Hanan must confront her fear of navigating the world , testing her ability as a doctor and her future with a husband she can’t recognize.
“My hope is that by telling this story we can shed some light on the incredible work doctors have been doing and continue to do in Syria.”
Anthony Grippa - Director
Aleppo the short narrative film is on the festival circuit.
The American Doctor the follow up feature film is in development.