Information Minister honors al-Muhannad Kalthoum, director of award-winning film ‘Jasmine’
Information Minister Mohammad Ramez Tourjman honored on Monday the Director al-Muhannad Kalthoum in appreciation for his creativity in directing, particularly in his last film ‘Jasmine’.
In a press statement following the honoring ceremony, the minister said that Jasmine film which won a number of awards is a message from Syrian children to the entire world and an outcry against those who turn a blind eye to the acts of terrorist organizations which have been exploiting children in suicide bombings.
He affirmed the role of Syrian youths under the current war in sending out the right message, SANA reported.
The minister said that the film conveyed the message of Syrian children and people who believe in the Syrian Arab Army as the main and basic savior of Syrians, adding that thanks to martyrs’ sacrifices, all Syrian areas will restore stability.
He pointed out that the Syrian drama, especially films, is one of the main pillars of the media and a voice of national media that can lay bare the disinformation campaigns against Syria.
In turn, Kalthoum expressed his appreciation for the honoring which is no less important than the honoring he received abroad, adding that the Syrians are always honored by the victories of Syrian Arab Army and its sacrifices to preserve the Syrian identity.
‘Jasmine’ participated in more than 20 international and Arabic festivals during 2016 and won several awards.