A Syrian Parody Features the Civil War, and Is Stalked by It

GAZIANTEP, Turkey — The worst day on the set of “Banned in Syria” the actors agreed, was when the sniper struck in June. A location scout was preparing for the day’s filming when a single bullet killed him instantly.

The cast and crew continued undeterred. That is the bargain when you sign up to produce a rebel television series in the wartime Syrian city of Aleppo with little pay, no insurance and militias that want you dead.

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