Information Minister honors al-Muhannad Kalthoum

 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.


Dr. Shaaban Documents Talks between Late President Hafez Al-Assad and US Diplomat Henry Kissinger

Presidential Political and Media Advisor Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban has underscored the need to strengthen cooperation between research centers and researchers in the Arab world in order to bridge the gap between real Arab history and history written by the enemies about our region and causes.

She told reporters following a symposium held Thursday in Damascus that it is important to write Arab history in different  languages because it is part and parcel of our steadfastness and resistance against western and Zionist plots that target Arab countries.

The advisor clarified that the former US Secretary of State Warren Christopher ignored very important facts in his diary about negotiations with the late President Hafez al-Assad.

Over 20 foreign researchers make proposals to revive Syrian Heritage

Participants in the scientific conference, kicked off Saturday in Damascus under the slogan 'New Visions and Proposals to Revive Syrian Heritage', have called for setting up a Web database to publish Syrian archeological documents and carrying out rescue works for heritage in coordination with concerned Syria institutes.

They also underlined the need to use a new method in archeological research and to gear up for post-war period.

Head of the Ebla archeological mission Prof. Paolo Matthiae talked about the main principles of rehabilitating word heritage, asserting the importance of respecting Syria's sovereignty during rescue works as it is a member of the United Nation and UNESCO.

Cypriot Artist Holds Her First Individual Exhibition in Damascus

The Cypriot artist Janan Jan has held her first individual exhibition in the Damascus Opera House under the title 'Relief Sculpture'.

She used Ebru art [the art of drawing on water], decorative art and tin foil art to show Syria's civilization and its landmarks, such as Omayyad Mosque, Damascene sword and rose, Norias of Hama and Maaloula monastery, Arabic calligraphy and Melaweyeh dance.

Mrs. Jan told the official news agency (SANA) that her exhibition aims to show the message of love and peace which Syria spreads all over the world.

Syrian, Lebanese intellectuals call for comprehensive cultural project against terrorism

Launching a comprehensive cultural project against terrorism has become a must, according to Syrian and Lebanese intellectuals, who are taking part in a two-day symposium held by Ministry of Culture in Damascus Opera House.

This project requires great efforts from intellectuals and clergymen to confront myths and falsehoods that extremists try to instill into minds of people, Minister of culture Mohammad al-Ahmad said in the opening ceremony of the symposium kicked off Sunday.