"On The Roof of Damascus" Wins Best Direction Award at Ain Asserdoun International Film Festival

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syrian short film "On The Roof of Damascus" directed by Almohannad Kalthoum, recently won the best direction award at the 1st Ain Asserdoun International Film Festival in Morocco.

According to director of the Festival, the film described the state most Arab countries, not only Syria, are experiencing. This state is represented in insistence to live and love despite the pains caused by war, he said, calling for using the cinema to serve society and fight terrorism which wants to kill all dreams.

"On The Roof of Damascus" has achieved the true mission of lovers at the time of war", the festival's director clarified.

Syrian Sculptor Ghaith Daher's Wood Carving Exhibition

Under the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism, the "Hishon" art gallery in Lattakia province recently held an wood carving and sculpture exhibition by Sculptor, Dr. Ghaith Daher.

The exhibition included 13 various artistic works derived from nature and sea environment. These works represent Dr. Daher's first creative and artistic skills. They took him about two years of hard working.

Shedding light on the exhibition, Dr. Daher told the Syriatimes e-newspaper that wood carving is an age-old art, it has been used for many different reasons.

He added many different cultures have used wood carving as an expression of art.

Cultural Festivals Enhance Power of Optimism among the Syrians: Lattakia Culture Director

Lattakia,(ST)- The one- week Lattakia Culture Festival  has recently wrapped up its activities at Dar al Assad for culture and art in Lattakia province with a folk show performed by Ugarit Dance group entitled" Syria..Color, Word, Music".

He said The festival was held under the patronage of the Ministry of culture to reactivate the culture movement in the city and to mark the victory achieved by the Syrian Arab Army and allied forces on terrorism, Director of Culture Directorate in Lattakia Majd Sarem told Syria Times e-newspaper.

Sarem highlighted the success of this festival as a culture phenomenon that brought together all aspects of Syria culture.

Film Depicting Terrorists' Crimes in Syria Screened on Third Day of Syrian Cultural Week in Tunisia

TUNIS, (ST)- The Syrian Cultural Week in Tunisia continued its activities by screening a film depicting the crimes committed by the terrorist organizations against the Syrian people and civilization.

The Tunisian cities of Gabes and Monastir hosted the activities of the third day of the cultural week that included a film on the terrorists' crimes of killing and destruction in Syria in addition to several artistic shows and performances attended by a large number of people who raised the Syrian national flag and chanted phrases glorifying the hero Syrian army.

Syrian Cultural Week Kicked off in Tunis

TUNIS,(ST)-The Syrian cultural week kicked off Monday in Tunis with the participation of political analysts, artists and craftsmen, according to the state-run the 'al-Baath' newspaper.

The paper reported today that the cultural week was organized by the Baath Arab Socialist Party's leadership and Artists and Craftsmen Unions in coordination with the Tunisian Popular Front for Supporting Resistance.

The week includes exhibitions for Syrian craftworks and books, documentary films about destruction of Syrian buildings, a concert, a lecture and a film entitled 'The Father', according to the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen Television Channel, which pointed out that the Syrian delegation was welcomed in the Tunisian airport where Syrian and Tunisian flags plus President Bashar al-Assad's pictures were raised.