Little Gandhi: A Syrian movie about peaceful activism

The Oscar nominations will be announced on Tuesday and a Syrian animated film about a young man who challenges Assad's government with symbols of brotherhood is in the running for Best Foreign Language Film.

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    This year's Oscar nominations will be announced later on Tuesday.

    And for the first time, Syria had an entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category, a documentary called, Little Gandhi.

    The documentary is centred on the uprising that began in 2011 and tells the story of Ghiyath Matar, a young Syrian activist.

    Ghiyath wanted to free Syria from Bashar al-Assad, but renounced violence and confronted heavily armed police and troops with symbols of brotherhood.


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