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.

Abo Abdo sells his house to contribute to restoring a terrorism-affected school in his town in Al-Ghouta

Here is the story of Mazhar Daghmash (aka Abu Abdo), a Syrian man in his 50s, who sold one of his houses to launch an initiative for rehabilitating a school that was damaged by terrorism in his town of Al-Maleiha in Al-Ghouta of Damascus Countryside. Abu Abdo's initiative is part of the local community's contribution to the government's efforts to rehabilitate terrorism-affected schools.

After the liberation of Al- Ghouta from the terrorist groups by the Syrian Arab Army in 2018, Abu Abdo went to his town to check what the terrorists had done. The heartbreaking images of destruction in the school as well as the burned books and black walls urged him to work hard in cooperation with the local community in the town with the aim of restoring life to the school.

Students return to 77 schools in Eastern Ghouta, a scene which terrorism attempted to hinder for years

Although restoration and rehabilitation of damaged schools is still continuing, students of Eastern Ghouta towns have returned to their schools, a scene that terrorism tried to hinder for years.

The terrorists ’crimes in the town before its liberation did not prevent the teachers from bringing in the Ministry’s books and teaching its curricula. Despite the risks they were exposed to, they insisted on continuing their work and fulfilling their mission.

The assistant director of Al-Mlaiha Secondary School for Girls, Maysa Al-Adamah, told SANA that after the liberation of Ghouta, thanks to the Syrian Arab Army, the teachers encouraged their colleagues to return as soon as possible to their schools.

Syrian law protects women from terrorist warfare

The terrorist war, the inhumane conditions and dark thoughts it carried have put Syrian women in difficult situations, perhaps the most prominent of which is the loss or absence of a husband, the proof of children’s lineage and so forcing her to marry with invalid contracts.  The legislator has been quick to find solutions to these challenges. So that this year , the Syrian woman celebrates her World Day with new rights and gains that are specifically included in Law No. 4 for 2019 to amend some articles of the Personal Status Law.

On International Women’s Day, martyrs' wives weave success stories

During the terrorist war on Syria, many Syrian women lost their husbands as martyrs and had to face a difficult life alone, yet they never surrendered. On the contrary, they weaved success stories that reflected their steadfastness and strong will to face the exhausting absence of their husbands and to rise from their grief and pain to continue bringing up their children with pride in their father’s martyrdom.

After the martyrdom of her husband Abdo Yacoub Al-Ahmar, Wardeh Al-Shabou’, a Syrian lady from Homs, shouldered the responsibility of bringing up three children alone and became the breadwinner of her family.

Wardeh didn’t surrender to the hard circumstances, particularly as she got support from the local community around her and thus she managed to launch a small business at her house and start to sell cotton clothes to get an income. Within two years, Wardeh’s income increased and she was able to save some money to build a shop near her house which greatly improved her economic condition and made her feel better and stronger.

“Life needs a lot of strength and patience to overcome its difficulties and to maintain a state of cohesion and solidarity within the family,” Wardeh told SANA.

Head of Syrian Artists Syndicate: Targeting drama is a form of war on Syria

The key role of art in confronting the cultural invasion and Western plans to spread  the ideas of modern liberalism within our societies in order to separate them from their identity and heritage were the main axes  of  the lecture delivered by  Head of  Syrian Artists Syndicate   Zuhair Ramadan at the Arab  Cultural Center in Abu Rummaneh.

During the lecture, which was held within a series of symposiums  to combat cultural invasion,  Ramadan underlined  that the means followed by the United States and those who support it in the conspiracy against the Arab nation in general and Syria in particular adopted the policy of  cultural invasion and misleading media  with the aim of penetrating the peoples of the region with strange ideas that would weaken the forces of confrontation  to coexist with the occupation of their land and the ongoing crimes of the Zionist occupation.

Head of Syrian Artists Syndicate emphasized that the forces of aggression against the region had failed in their attempts to influence Syrian national unity .This made these forces change tactics and target Syrian drama.

Ramadan affirmed that the richness and influential diversity provided by the Syrian drama through our dramatic works has had an effective role for decades in defending our rights and calling to resist the enemy. 

 The poet and journalist Muhammad Khaled Al-Khader, who directed the symposium, called for confronting all that threatens the homeland culturally, noting the artists’ stands that reject aggression on the region and the war on Syria.