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Convoy of stuck aids headed to Syria portrays our failed humanity.

Aleppo after the attack

Monday the 19th of September marked the end of the truce in Syria that was agreed upon by Russia and the United States. The brokered truce expired with no sign of extension due to army air strikes from both countries.A 20 UN truck convoy stocked with aids, headed to Aleppo to help more than 275,000 trapped Syrian civilians is stuck in Turkey because of this expired truce. 185,000 mouths are still needed to be fed and remain without food. This is a crime against humanity and is a violation of the basic human rights. What will happen to these starving civilians? What does the UN has to say regarding the matter?

Interviews:

Bashar Jaafari: Syria’s permanent representative to the United Nations. He has been following the ongoing war since its beginning and is the UN source we need for this story.

Hadi El Abdallah: A syrian journalist reporting live from Aleppo. El Abdallah is our local source in order to portray the horrific reality and the destruction Syrians live in.

John Kerry: US Secretary of State. One of the agreeing party regarding the “cease fire”.

Locations:

A medium long shot to illustrate the innocent Syrian victims, focusing on kids with minimal graphical content.

A wide angle shot of the air strikes attacking Aleppo showing US armed military.

A wide angle shot of the aids stuck in Turkey.

A medium close up of interview with the UN ambassador.

Lebanon: One of the priciest countries for minimal and basic mobile Internet connection.

Lebanon with all of it’s ongoing problems such as electricity, pollution, minimal health care, etc.. it has managed to rank as one of the most expensive countries in the world regarding internet services. But, yesterday the only 2 telecommunication services annouced that they will be reducing their 3g and 4g prices by 10% and up till 40% depending on the bundle. This gave Telecommunication minister Boutros Harb the initiative to “cut down the prices of mobile internet”. This has been an ongoing issue because not everyone has the “luxury” and can afford to buy these services. Lebanese still find it difficult to raise a specific amount of money and to waste it all on mobile internet.

Interviews:

Rafic El Haddad: Chief Financial Officer of Alfa. El Haddad as a financial officer has more information and details regarding the economical aspect of the story.

Charbel Kordahi: Chief Financial Officer of MTC Touch. Interviewing both chief officers of 2 opposing companies will give a broader idea of why they chose to do this simultaneously and the reason behind it.

Boutros Harb: Telecommunication minister. He is the one working on the new changes and because of his position further investigation can be made regarding why these prices this high to begin with.

Locations:

A close up of random Lebanese using their phone.

A wide angle shot of the Alfa and MTC Touch’s building.

A medium wide shot of the interview with Boutros Harb.

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