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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."

Syrian Sculptor Nizar Ali Badr Nominated for Prize in Canada for Best-Selling Picture Book

DAMASCUS-The Syrian international sculptor Nizar Ali Badr has been nominated by the Rocky Mountain Foundation in Canada to its annual prize along with the Canadian writer Margriet Ruurs for their book “Stepping Stones” as it is one of the top five books sold in 2016 in Canada.

 “Stepping Stones” unique picture book was inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Badr, discovered by chance by the Canadian children’s writer Ruurs. The author was immediately impressed by the strong narrative quality of Mr. Badr’s work, and, using many of Mr. Badr’s already-created pieces, she set out to create a story about the Syrian refugee crisis, according to SANA.

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.