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Artists' Effective Role in Confronting Terrorism, Extremist Mentality Stressed

DAMASCUS– Prime Minister Imad Khamis underlined the importance of artworks as representative of states’ civilizations and a way to express the peoples’ aspirations and deep-rooted history.

Khamis made his remarks during a meeting with a delegation of Arab artists visiting Syria, according to SANA.

He noted to the artists’ key role in shedding light on social and economic situations and conveying citizens’ suffering and concerns through different art forms such as drama, theatre and cinema.

Syrian, Palestinian Artists Depict Adherence to Homeland in " The Road to al-Quds' Exhibition

Around 60 art works made by 30 Syrian and Palestinian artists have been featured in "The Road to al-Quds' exhibition opened Monday in Damascus within the activities of the 3rd Palestine International Festival for Art and Culture to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the Nakba Day (The Day of Catastrophe).

The works depict adherence to land, homeland and heritage, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), which clarified that there is a large wall mural showing the Dome of the Rock, the occupied al-Quds city [Jerusalem], Palestinian children throwing stones, Palestinian woman and her sacrifices for homeland and olive tree that represents steadfastness.

Australia Hosted 1st Syrian Film Festival

Over the past two weeks, HOYTS Cinema in Australia’s Sydney city has hosted the first ‘Syrian Film Festival’ during which three films directed by Basil al-Khatib have been screened. 

The films screened during the festival were: "Mariam", "Syrians" and "The Father", according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), which clarified that Syrian actors and actresses- Basil al-Khatib, Sabah al-Jazaeri, Dima Qandalaft, Mayson Abo As'ad, who took part in the films, were honored.

The agency reported today that the festival was organized by the 'International Shaam Group' and it was attended by Syrian and Arab communities in Australia.

Lebanese Journalist: My Book Proves Syria Faces Big Colonial Scheme

The story of war on Syria, regional and international circumstances, anti -resistance camp  and terrorism are the main topics, which the Lebanese journalist Thorayya Assi has talked about in her book entitled 'Tale of War'.

According to the state-run Tishreen newspaper [in Arabic], the 676-page book contains articles published by the writer since 2011 till 2016.

"Since 2011, the vision has been clear for me. The so-called revolution was but a big colonial scheme to destroy and fragment Syria  and to deflect it away from resistance track in order to protect Israel," Assi said.

Russian Embassy in Vienna Holds 'Syria. Photo Chronicles of War' Exhibition

Russian embassy in Vienna has held a photo exhibition showing everyday life at the Hmeymim airbase and crimes and acts of sabotage perpetrated by terrorist organizations in Syria.

According to the Russian Sputnik  website, the photos were taken by correspondents of Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency (Michael Alaeddin, Mikhail Voskresenskiy, Valery Melnikov and Ilya Pitalev) and operators of VGTRK (Viktor Prikhodko and Alexandr Pushin). 

"The photos exhibited at Russia's State Duma show  the lives destroyed by the war, everyday life at the Hmeymim airbase and work of the Russian Aerospace Forces during anti-terrorist operation," the website said, indicating that the title of the exhibition is 'Syria. Photo Chronicles of War'.