48 Hours In Syria

Kassem Eid had spent two years living in a city under siege.  After he and his neighbors took part in the protests during the Arab Spring in 2011, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad began to punish towns like Kassem’s. His forces bombed them, surrounded them, and starved them. That’s when Kassem decided to fight back.


Thank you so much to Kassem Eid for sharing his story with us. You can check out his new book, “My Country,” out now.


Producer: Liz Mak

Original Score: Leon Morimoto