By miriam cooke
On March 17, 2011, many Syrians rose up opposed to the authoritarian Asad regime that had governed them with an iron fist for 40 years. preliminary successes have been quick quashed, and the revolution appeared to devolve right into a civil warfare pitting the govt opposed to its electorate and extremist mercenaries. nowadays 2015, nearly 300,000 Syrians were killed and over 1/2 a complete inhabitants of 23 million pressured out in their houses. 9 million are internally displaced and over 4 million are wandering the area, many walking or in leaky boats. 1000's were disappeared. those surprising records and the unstoppable violence though, the revolution is going on.
The tale of the tried crushing of the revolution is understood. much less good coated has been the position of artists and intellectuals in representing to the area and to their humans the resilience of progressive resistance and defiance. How is it attainable that artists, filmmakers and writers haven't been cowed into numbed silence yet have gotten increasingly more inventive? How do we make experience in their insistence that regardless of the apocalypse engulfing the rustic their revolution is ongoing and that their works perform its patience? With smartphones, pens, voices and brushes, those artists registered their decision to maintain the belief of the revolution alive. Dancing in Damascus lines the 1st 4 years of the Syrian revolution and the activists’ inventive responses to actual and emotional violence.
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