Boy From Aleppo Who Painted The War, The

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SD20141108Farshid Rokey, Noof Ousellam and Jalleh Alizadeh lead an outstanding young cast in this heart-rending drama, based on the moving debut novel by Sumia Sukkar.|'The Boy from Aleppo who Painted the War' presents the Syrian conflict through the eyes of Adam, a teenage boy with Asperger's syndrome, who can only speak the truth.|As the war creeps ever closer to home, it devastates and disrupts the life of his family.|Struggling to make sense of the conflict, as he and his family try to survive in an impossibly brutal world, Adam paints as a way to record and cope with the horrors he witnesses.|His older brothers face the dilemma of whether to take sides - and the consequences of their choices have repercussions for the entire family. But can they make it to safety as the conflict in Aleppo rages all around them?|The immediacy and impact of this drama bear witness to the horrors of war, its effect upon the innocent, and the triumph of the human spirit over almost unbearable adversity.|Dramatised for radio by Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle.|Original Music: Imran Ahmad|Sound Design: Wilfredo Acosta|Executive Producer: Andrew Mark Sewell|Producer: Patrick Chapman|Director: Fiona McAlpine|A B7 Production for BBC Radio 4.