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'Emergency Cinema' tells Syrian stories

A group of filmmakers based in Damascus are gaining attention for their short videos about ordinary Syrians.

In the Middle East social media is being used increasingly as a tool to sway opinion whether it be by way of gruesome videos credited to Isis documenting their killing sprees or through President Bashar al-Assad's Instagram account showing him as a beloved leader of happy people.

But in the midst of this online war are weekly videos posted by a Damascus based filmmakers group which has been getting international attention.

They are creating what has been called Emergency Cinema - short films of ordinary Syrians amid the conflict.

Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.