Filming Syria's Women 'It Is Difficult Making Anything Critical of the Regime'

In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, the maker of a new film about two women in Syria discusses the role females have played in the Arab Spring, the equalizing effect of street protests and why it is hard to make documentaries that are critical of the regime in Damascus.  
A still from Lina Alabed's documentary "Yearning," filmed in Damascus, Syria.

A still from Lina Alabed's documentary "Yearning," filmed in Damascus, Syria.

Foto: Lina Alabed
Interview conducted by Cathrin Schaer