"Ahmad" is a young doctor just starting his residency in Washington, D.C. But a few weeks ago, he was with his family in Syria. He participated in the protests that took place in his city, and he was arrested by the secret police. He's not using his real name for his family's safety.
The name Hama carries tremendous symbolic weight in the Middle East. It was the scene of an uprising against an earlier Syrian President. Government retribution against the citizens of Hama destroyed a city and many lives. We speak with Rasha Basha, a witness. Music: Dar Es Salaam, Astrakan Cafe, C'est Ailleurs, and Kashf. All by Anouar Brahem.