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Exhibition of handicrafts in Lattakia

As part of the "Syrian Family Days" campaign which was launched by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor under the slogan "My family is fine .. I am fine and my country is fine" ... the "Mosaic" Association for Humanitarian Relief and Development held an exhibition of handicrafts and entertainment activities for women and their children in Al-Orouba Park in Lattakia.

Ovania School in Quneitra has freed itself from the nightmare of dark thought

Quneitra (ST):  Perhaps terrorism has been able to demolish the walls of hundreds of classrooms and the walls of dozens of schools and contaminate blackboards with false slogans and ornate words that want falsehood while hiding behind them the darkness of a reprehensible takfiri thought.

After ten years of terrorism, their terror has failed to extinguish the flame of life and the yearning for school seats among Syrian children and their parents  who were patient and encouraged their children to return . So warmth and life returned to schools that were intended to be headquarters and stores of killing weapons and a launching pad for terrorist operations.

Phone Traffic on Mother’s Day

Did you know? More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year. These holiday chats with Mom often cause phone traffic to spike by as much as 37 percent.Therefore, this Mother's Day, make sure she knows just how much you love and appreciate her for being the glue that holds it all together. Think about the last time you talked to your mother just to say something nice. We are used to asking moms for advice, calling for support or wishing her a happy birthday. However, our moms deserve more than that. 

Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. However, celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”

Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to their “mother church”—the main church in the vicinity of their home—for a special service.

"The Return: Life After ISIS" documents the ISIS scandals in Syria and the West's indulgence with terrorist recruitment

Washington (ST): The documentary “The Return, Life After ISIS” by Spanish director Alba Sautura records  through  the wives of ISIS terrorists in Syria the methods of the terrorist organization's recruitment of girls in the West and the Western government’s tolerance of this crime.

The film, which was shown during the opening of the "South by South West" Film Festival in Texas, according to the British newspaper "Daily Mail", tells the stories of terrorists’ wives who left their country for Syria to join the ranks of the terrorist organization within the areas in which it was spread. Among them, Shamima Begum, a British girl, who is currently 21 years old, was 15 years old when she joined the extremist organization. She was called “The Bride of ISIS”, and her story was covered by the media. She was stripped of her nationality, and the British court refused her return to the country.

British police reports affirmed in 2015 that girls who join the terrorist organization "ISIS" in Syria cross the Turkish border with forged passports, while the British Broadcasting Corporation "BBC" at the time, citing police reports, said that the student Begum used the passport of her sister Aklimah to leave Britain and that Both Amira Abbasi, 15, and Khadija Sultana, 16, and students at the Bethnal Green Academy in London entered Syria via Turkey.

The film did not adequately address the role of the Turkish regime in making Turkey a transit point for tens of thousands of terrorists who committed atrocities against Syrian people despite repeated reports confirming the passage of foreign terrorists through Turkey with forged passports, and how the Erdogan regime facilitated their transfer to the ranks of terrorist organizations in Syria and how Turkey's airports were the first transit station for hundreds of terrorists and extremists from different countries of the world.

Begum tells in the film that in 2015 she left Britain, where she was born and raised with two of her friends, to Syria, and there she married an ISIS terrorist who was of Dutch origin and was eight years older than her without being pursued by any of the British authorities.

Honoring the top three students in the Russian prose competition

To strengthen the Syrian-Russian educational relations, the Russian Ministry of Education honored the students who won the first three places in the Russian prose competition “Jeevaya Classica”.

The director of the Russian Center at the University of Damascus and the competition coordinator in Syria, Svetlana Rudyghina, said in a statement to SANA that 40 students from several Syrian governorates participated in the competition. The three winners will be nominated for the international competition in which students from 85 countries will participate. It will be organized this year via the Internet due to the circumstances imposed by the Corona pandemic.

The Ministry of Information launches the special and first screening of the movie ( Wounded)

Damascus (ST): The Ministry of Information launched a special screening of the new feature film " Wounded", which narrates the heroic deeds and sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army during the terrorist war on Syria, at the opera stage of Al-Assad House for Culture and Arts.

The film produced by the TV Production Directorate at the General Corporation for Radio and Television, written by Qamar Al-Zaman Alloush and directed by Naji To'meh, shows in two hours the heroic deeds and sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army during the terrorist war on our country, which has been going on for ten years, and depicts the Syrians' rallying behind their army and their belief in the inevitability of victory over terrorism.

Information Minister Imad Sarah said in a statement to reporters after the screening of the film "Whatever we offer to the Syrian Arab Army in the drama, it is little in comparison with its tremendous sacrifices for the sake of Syria’s dignity and sovereignty, so we strive to be up to the responsibility."

Minister Sarah added that we now have three works on the Syrian Arab Army: The work of Najdat Anzour produced by the Radio and Television Production Directorate and is in progress and the work accomplished by Basil Al-Khatib  "Until the end  of  my life” and the work presented today, “ Wounded” by Naji Tou'me, explaining that the three works aim to highlight the sacrifices made by the Syrian Arab Army for the sake of Syria, but they differ in the dramatic treatment. The film “For the Last Life” focuses on the army’s battles in defense of this soil, while the second work  “You are wounded” highlights the human stories of the Syrian Arab soldier who does not fight only on the fronts, but he has stories of his own, such as love and social crises, but he always goes beyond them. Minister Sarah  went on to say that the character of Umm Ghassan embodies the mother in the Syrian family, who has also been exposed to many problems, calamities and pains, but has not been broken.

Scriptwriter Alloush, explained that everything with his being as a writer and a Syrian is linked to the war that we have suffered from for years, indicating the necessity of tackling our brave soldiers' human side and their lives away from the hustle and bustle of battles and fighting in defense of their homeland, believing that this war wants to usurp everything nice in our lives, but they continued to fight with exploits and sacrifices that sometimes reached the level of legend, expressing his satisfaction over the production of the film that was identical to the text and presenting the Syrian women with their strength and steadfastness.

Among the heroes of the film, actress  Nadine Khoury saw that the great attendance at the premiere of the film despite the circumstances is an important indication of people's interest in this kind of cinema, noting that the role she played as a martyr's mother is a great honor. Actor Bilal Martini explained that he had  previous experience as a soldier, so he tried to separate the two roles and present the new one this time based on showing the human side in the soldier’s life because war dramas are dedicated to the army and war. As for this work, there was a human dimension in terms of home, family, beloved, kindness and influence, the tremendous pain of the Syrians during the war and the struggle of the Syrians until they reached the rightful place for them.

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The Film "Curiosity" by wounded director Bilal Haider wins an award at the Digital Gate International Film Festival in Algeria

Homs, (ST) - Director Bilal Haider(wounded from the war on Syria) won the committee's special prize at the Digital Gate International Film Festival2021, held by the Ministry of Culture and Arts in Algeria, for his short fictional film "Curiosity".

Director Haider explained to SANA that his five-minute film discusses existential issues with a philosophical dimension and in black and white. He pointed out that hundreds of films were submitted to participate in this award, as the committee selected about 30 films to compete in the festival that was held virtually where the distinguished ones were selected and awarded prizes.