Syrian-Russian Film 'Palmyra' Presents a Message of Peace that Represents the Syrian People: Actress Sulaf Fawakherji

DAMASCUS, (ST)- In a news conference in Damascus on Sunday, the crew of the Syria-Russian feature film entitled 'Palmyra'  announced the shooting of the movie the filming of which is due to begin in Summer of 2018 in Syria.

The joint film is produced by Syrian Shaghaf Company, which signed the film contract last April with Russian Proline-media company.

The news conference was held in the presence of Russian movie composer and producer Andrey Sigle, owner of Russia's Proline-media, as well as famous Syrian actress Sulaf Fawakherji and actor Wael Ramadan who represent Shaghaf company and who will star in the film. Russian director and scenarist Ivan Bolotnikov and the cameraman were also present in the news conference.

Actress Fawakherji said "preparations for the film started two years ago. In April, 2017, we signed a protocol for cooperation with producer Sigle under the patronage of the Russian Culture Minister to produce the film 'Palmyra' in a bid to enhance Syrian-Russian cooperation and because the Syrian historical city of Palmyra is a world heritage site".

Meeting with Artist

Art in all its forms and kinds means the spirit that can enter our hearts and minds without permission and plants peace inside us.  

Art also serves all life fields (social, economic, entertainment) by showing us the beauty of our homes, offices and streets.

Art has two ways to reach for it (Academicals or God’s gift).

Many Artists who have gifs passed away, affected and still affects our hearts.

We met with one of the artists who had the gift since childhood in drawing and carving, his name is Ali al-Awad born in 1983, graduated from Syrian Tourist Institute. He is a professional in concrete wall paintings of houses and restaurants.

He has more than 100 three dimensions oil and concrete  wall paintings with magnificent mix of colors, size and writings.

He is doing his job using the concrete without drawing, and we all know the difficulty of dealing with it due to the fast solidity.

At the end we only say thanks for everyone who can draw a smile on a face.

Maher Taki


 Here are samples of al-Awad’s art:


Arab Writers Union Expresses Firm Stance in Support of Unity of Syrian Soil

DAMASCUS – Secretary General of the Arab Writers Union (AWU), Habib al-Sayegh, has stressed the firm stance of the Union in support of the unity of Syrian soil and the resistance against attempts of undermining the national state as well as the right of the Syrian people to determine the future of their country.

Delivering a speech at the opening of periodic meeting of the Permanent Bureau of the Arab Writers Union in Damascus on Saturday, al-Sayegh stressed the Union’s rejection of all forms of foreign meddling in the Syrian affairs, according to SANA.

A Six-Meter Mural Adorns Wall of Damascus’s Dar al-Salam School

DAMASCUS- Expressing love for homeland and life, the "Rhythm of Life" team has executed a mural on the wall of Dar al-Salam School in Damascus.

This mural is the seventh work of the team on the walls of Damascus city’s schools but it’s different from the rest of the previous paintings in terms of technology, style and voluntary efforts, according to SANA.

“The Father” Wins Award at Delhi International Film Festival

DAMASCUS– “The Father” film directed by Bassel al-Khateeb won the best long feature film award at Delhi International Film Festival, SANA reported.

Al-Khateeb told SANA that the award is a new achievement for the Syrian cinema which is contributing to conveying to the whole world that Syrians are still able to make films with high intellectual and artistic value.