Shaaban: Recall of Ancient Syrian Artistic Identity is a Form of Resistance

Around 43 Syrian artists from all provinces have gathered in an exhibition opened Saturday evening in Alefnoon Gallery in Damascus.

The exhibition, which will last till July 20th, includes plastic art paintings, sculpture works, classic calligraphy and modern digital art, according to the state-run Tishreen newspaper [in Arabic].

The paper quoted the Presidential Political and Media Advisor Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban as saying that she is happy to attend the exhibition in which 43 artists from all Syrian provinces, including Raqqa and Der Ezzour provinces, came together to present their art works.

Ghassan Shmeit Finishes Shooting 'Stories from Shelters' Film

Recently, Director Ghassan Shmeit finished shooting his short documentary film ‘Stories from Shelters’, which was produced by the Syrian General Cinema Institution in 2017.

The 30-minute film talks about the suffering of Syrian people, who have been displaced and besieged during the ongoing terror war on the country, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

"Testament" Show Depicts Terror Crimes in Adra City Northeast Damascus

"Testament" is the title of stage show depicting brutal crimes perpetrated by the 'Jaish al-Islam' terrorists in Adra  al-Omaleyyeh city in Damascus countryside.

It opened yesterday in al-Hamra Theater in order to be a document about terror crimes perpetrated in the city of Adra, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

The agency quoted Director of the Show Mahmod al-Atrash as saying that he dedicates the " Testament " show to every honest patriotic person who loves Syria.

Culture Ministry to Launch 'Cinema Tech' Project

Ministry of Culture will launch next Monday a new project  to protect world and Syrian cinematic heritage which exists inside Syria.

The project, called 'Cinema Tech', has been implemented in several Arab and foreign countries and it aims to make Syrian audience acquainted with important documents related to world, Arab and Syrian cinema and productions of General Cinema Institute that dates back to more than half a century, according  to the Syria Arab News Agency (SANA).

Visual Artist Mixes Syrian Civilization with Modernity

He mixes between civilized heritage of Syrian art and modernity in order to produce a modern  artwork with deep composition that reflects events taking place in Syria.

The Syrian visual artist Ghassan Akel whose hometown is Der Ezzour province told the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA): "My painting reflects the reality I live in. Sometimes, my colors are black, but I use sunrise because I am the son of the country of sun."