Two workers die  while maintaining the sewage network in Hasakeh

Two workers die while maintaining the sewage network in Hasakeh

Hasakeh (ST): Two workers died today of...

Maduro announces  readiness to negotiate with the opposition

Maduro announces readiness to negotiate with the opposition

Caracas (ST): Venezuelan President Nicolas...

Cuba denounces the new US sanctions targeting it

Cuba denounces the new US sanctions targeting it

Havana (ST): Cuba denounced the sanctions...

Mexico records the highest number of Corona infections  since January

Mexico records the highest number of Corona infections since January

Mexico City (ST): Mexico recorded the highest...

“A Flicker in the Andes” a new novel by the writer Ahlam  Abu Assaf

“A Flicker in the Andes” a new novel by the writer Ahlam Abu Assaf

Damascus (ST): A Flicker in the Andes Mountains...

Israeli warplanes renew their violation of Lebanese airspace

Israeli warplanes renew their violation of Lebanese airspace

Beirut (ST): Israeli warplanes renewed their...

Homs artists  hold an exhibition of roses in Sobhi Shuaib hall

Homs artists hold an exhibition of roses in Sobhi Shuaib hall

Homs (ST): Because flowers and roses are a...

Zakharova: OPCW falsified reported about alleged Douma incident

Zakharova: OPCW falsified reported about alleged Douma incident

MOSCOW, (ST)_Russian Foreign Ministry...

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    Friday, 23 July 2021 09:04
  • Cuba denounces the new US sanctions targeting it

    Cuba denounces the new US sanctions targeting it

    Friday, 23 July 2021 09:01
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    Friday, 23 July 2021 08:56
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    Friday, 23 July 2021 08:49
  • “A Flicker in the Andes” a new novel by the writer Ahlam  Abu Assaf

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    Friday, 23 July 2021 08:44
  • Moon Celebration,  a variety of artistic activities for children held in Lattakia

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    Friday, 23 July 2021 08:29
  • An American-Iraqi agreement on the withdrawal of American forces from Iraq by the end of the year

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    Friday, 23 July 2021 08:24
  • Israeli warplanes renew their violation of Lebanese airspace

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    Friday, 23 July 2021 08:20
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    Friday, 23 July 2021 08:13
  • Homs artists  hold an exhibition of roses in Sobhi Shuaib hall

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    Friday, 23 July 2021 08:07
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    Thursday, 22 July 2021 19:41
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Economy & Aftermath

Investigative Reporting

SCS branch in Lattakia holds the first exhibition of modeling and simulation projects

SCS branch in Lattakia holds the first e…

The  Syrian Computer Society ( SCS) branch in Lattakia has recently held  the first exhibition of modeling and simulation projects, which  includes 11 projects presented ...

  1. Tourism
  2. Culture
  3. Society
  4. Golan
Preparations have begun for the “Victory Celebration” of the “Citadel and Valley” Festival 2021

Preparations have begun for the “Victory…

Under the patronage Prime Minister Hussein Arnous, Homs Governorate, in cooperation with the Ministries of Tourism and Culture, began preparations for the “victory celebration” of the "Citadel and Valley" festival 2021, after it had stopped for a year due to the outbreak of Covid-19  pandemic.    Homs Governor, Eng. Bassam Parsik, said in a meeting recently held that the “Citadel and Valley”  Festival ["Al-Qal'a Wa...

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Activities for kids are organized in the 41st  Flowers Expo in Damascus

Activities for kids are organized in the…

DAMASCUS, (ST)_Ministries of Tourism and Culture have organized activities and stage plays for kids and youths in the 41st session of Flowers Expo in Tishreen Park in Damascus.    The activities include Folk dances and plays, according to Director od Damascus Tourism Bassam Mardini, who said that the show is an opportunity to encourage popular tourism. 

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Two ladies make sweets at their home to support their families

Two ladies make sweets at their home to …

TARTOUS, (ST)_With the aim of supporting their families, two ladies, Sawsan Wardeh and Imtithal Abbas, from Banias countryside in Tartous province make sweets at their home upon orders they receive from local residents in their area.    The two ladies have started their micro-project three years ago , according to the Syrian News Agency (SANA), which affirmed that the prices of the sweets being made by two breadwinners are low compared to the p...

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Syrians celebrate the anniversary of hoisting national flag in liberated Quneitra city

Syrians celebrate the anniversary of hoi…

QUNEITRA, (ST)_ The province of Quneitra  has celebrated the anniversary of hoisting the Syrian flag in the liberated Quneitra on June, 26, 1974, according to the Syrian News Agency (SANA).    The agency reported on Thursday that a celebration was held in Al-Tahrir square in the liberated Quneitra city where speakers asserted that  the October War was and still is  the gate for completing the liberation of the occu...

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 "Strategically, the festival aims at reactivating and supporting  the cultural and artistic movement in Syria as well as at the Arab and world level”, Ahmed said., pointing out that the SIFF offers a chance and a stage for youths to screen their films, exchange expertise and paved the way for them to take part in wider festivals.

44 films from 13 countries, including Syria, Iraq, Bahrain, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, India, France, Iran, Italy, United States and Canada took part in the festival, he made it clear, noting that the films dealt with humanitarian, social, cultural topics in addition to the Syrian crisis from the participants’ points of view .

In this respect, he referred to a film called "Amal" by Saudi Director Hani Alqatan that depicted the Syrian crisis, showed rejection to and warned against Islamic extremism.

Most of the participating Syrian films depicted the crisis in Syria, Ahmad said, stressing that Syrian youths are talented, creative  and ambitious and they have played effective role in defending their country through art.

On his part, Yasser Haider, an Administrative Supervisor at the Syrian Youth Council (SYC)in Lattakia, which is keen on enhancing the Syrian youths’ talents and skills, told the Syriatimes that  "the festival is a notable cultural activity that reactivates the cinema movement through bringing together participants from Syria and other Arab and foreign countries. It is of great  importance to pave the way for youths to present their  cinematic experiences and ideas".

He said the Syrian youths participating in the SIFF consider the festival as a weapon to confront the big challenges Syria has been facing, praising the Syrian youths’ awareness in dealing with the crisis.

Haider stressed this year's SIFF witnessed wider participation, appreciating highly the SYC teams’ efforts  in making the SIFF a success.

On her participation in the 5th SIFF, Syrian young director Zahra Al-Boudi said "step by step the SIFF will be a huge cultural event at the world level as it offers a platform for youths to express their talents and ideas in the field of cinema.

"The festival is a chance for us as artists and youths to document cinematically what happened in our country under the crisis to deal with the impacts of terrorism” Alboudi said, pointing out that the Syrian youths insist on shouldering their responsibilities in defending their country in the face of the unjust terrorist war and the embargo.

Regarding her participating film "Ahlam Saghira" (Little Dreams), which was produced by the General Establishment for Cinema and which got an appreciation certificate, Alboudi said “it tells the story of Karam, a boy in the 5th class, who lives in poor conditions and his utmost dream is to get new shoes, his dream was achieved but after he had lost his leg in a terrorist explosion in his school".

"The film is my message to the world that all the Syrians suffered a lot due to the crisis but they are keen on achieving their dreams even if  they are uncompleted," She stressed clarified.

Head of the Jury, actor Ayman Zeidan, told Syriatimes that the SIFF is "an artistic, cultural, social and human message. It is a project for the youths who are enthusiastic  to present their creativity and skills in cinema."

Zeidan stressed the SIFF is one of the most important festivals in Syria as it supports  and encourages youths' talents even under the current difficulties.

The 5th SIFF honored the writers Hanna Menah and Hassan M. Yousef, actor Ayman Zeidan and other artistic and cultural figures.

The festival announced the results of competitions on September 28th and they came as follows:

The festival award went to the Iranian Director Gulam Merza Jaafari for his film "The Dull White".

Lebanese Director Michael Asmar won the best directing award  for his film "Naseem" (Breeze), while the best Arab film award went to Egyptian director Alaauddin Asem's "Orange Tree" film.

The American Film "Head Above Water" for director Eric Shahinian won the jury award, while the Syrian films "Ahlam Saghira" (Little Dreams) by director Zahra al-Boudi and "Fi Itar Film" (within the Frame of a Film) by Directors Majd al-Zagher and Tulip al-Zoughbi got appreciation certificates.

Interviewed by Rawaa Ghanam

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