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Documentary ‘Madness in Aleppo’ captures the horrors of the city under siege

A harrowing documentary, shot in East Aleppo in 2016 at the height of the siege of the city, gives a fascinating glimpse inside its last working medical facility, as bombs fall day and night.

Madness in Aleppo focuses in particular on the work of Dr Hamza Al Khatib (who was also in the award-winning documentary For Sama) and nurse Umm Ibrahim. They tirelessly continued to treat the wounded in the city’s Al Quds Hospital right up until the very last civilians were evacuated from Aleppo before its eventual fall to…

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