Tuesday, November 28, 2023
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Tuesday, November 28, 2023



Sam Kadi: A film-maker’s journey from Aleppo to Los Angeles

"I am blessed to be a film-maker to tell the story of my native country to the world," says writer, producer and director Sam Kadi.

Akram Sweidan: Painter on death

This is a case when boxes of ammunition, rounds of bullets and Russian cluster bombs that fell on Syrians turn into a masterpiece that resists death.

A Syrian woman’s asylum journey to France

“Hold on, Douha. We will resist together the cancer of the body and the cancer of tyranny.”

Jawdat SAID: An ever advocate of non-violence

SAID passed away today in Istanbul, Turkey to which he fled in 2013 following the bombardment of his native village by the Assad regime army and the killing of his brother by a regime sniper.

A glimpse of just one man’s saga in north western Syria

There is no water in the camp. They cannot take showers, nor can they wash their hands after visiting the toilet.

Singing for freedom in German and Arabic

Unfortunately, Mazen was eliminated in Episode 13 which was aired on TV on November 18 but we hope his message will continue to spread around the world.

Obada Jbara: Reclaiming life through Parkour and Freerunning in Idlib

In Idlib, just like in Gaza and Kashmir, Parkour and Freerunning have become not only resistance tools but also means to affirm life in the midst of destruction, as well as the possibility to overcome apparently unconquerable obstacles. Meet Obada Jbara, the king of Idlib Parkour. Whenever we hear the...

Father Paolo: When absence means strong presence in hearts and minds

Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, an Italian Jesuit priest beloved by Syrians, disappeared in July 2013 while on a personal mission of mercy in Raqqa, Syria. In late 2011, the Assad regime had ordered Fr. Paolo’s expulsion for participating in demonstrations with the students of Raqqa and being a staunch supporter...

Artist Marc Nelson: ‘Do not turn your eyes away from what is happening in Syria’

Having a conversation with Illinois artist Marc Nelson is like diving into the middle of an energy field. Even as he sits and speaks, he is constantly moving. And the same passion that inspires him as an artist and teacher also carries into his activism for Syria. Recently SYRIAWISE had...

‘Every day is a nightmare’: A personal narrative of life in Syria’s Idlib

Ibrahim is an elegant middle-aged man, whose tenderness, which no murderous dictator can destroy, is reflected in his eyes and gives resonance to his voice. Assad regime and the Russian occupation forces struck his town with sarin gas in April 2017, then carpet bombed it and its surrounding areas,...

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