David Schisgall

Filmmaker

Filmmaker. His new documentary is called Theo Who Lived.

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This war in Syria is now more than five years old and along with civilians, several journalists have been captured and killed in the country. Today, the story of one who survived.

The journalist who survived being kidnapped in Syria

This war in Syria is now more than five years old and along with civilians, several journalists have been captured and killed in the country. Today, the story of one who survived.

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