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"The Birth Of The Innocence Of Islam" Film Soon

The initial shots of " The Birth Of The Innocence Of Islam" film began on Saturday at Blue Tower Hotel in Damascus. The film is a retaliation of the anti-Islam  film recently screened on you tube and other media means.

" A group of young volunteers from all spectra are participating  in the film which embodies the sublime values of  fraternity, amity, tolerance and rejection of violence, extremism and distortion of religious symbols. The film would be a response to the anti-Islam film and an opportunity to display how the film was produced and financed,"  Walid Darwish, the director of the film clarified, considering the film as a response to the attempts by the Zionism and some foreign countries to  distort the image of Islam and its civilized message and instructions.


"Art's  important message to humanity is to show the real values of all religions through works capable of delivering the essence of religion and to respect other religions". Talal Lababidi, an actor in the film, affirmed.

For his part, Hasan Khalil, another actor in the film, said:" This film  carries unique ideas, as it proves the ability of the young to assume their social responsibility during the current crisis of the country."

" The Birth Of The Innocence Of Islam " is produced by Al-Rawas company and Surian Foundation For Artistic Production.

The duration of the film is 17 minutes spread (12 minutes for drama and 5 minutes for documentary scenes) that illustrates the reactions of people of "The Innocence Of Islam" film and defending the values of moderate Islam  in Syrian society.


Maysa Wassouf




Documentary Films on Events in Syria




TEHRAN, (ST)_ Documentary films on the current events in Syria are being screened throughout the 19th Press and News Agencies Exhibition being held in Tehran.

These films besides documents on Syria's culture and tourist landmarks have attracted a huge number of visitors in the exhibition to be continued until November 3.

This exhibition was opened on Sunday under the slogan "True Speech and Just View" with the participation of more than 2000 local and foreign media institutions representing thirty countries including Syria.

During a visit to the Syrian pavilion, The Iranian MP, Ismail Zadeh, denounced the foreign-backed terrorist acts against innocent civilians and the infrastructure in Syria.

The MP also condemned media misleading campaign against Syria, considering that targeting the Syrian media institutions aims at obliterating the truth about what is going on in Syria.





Syrian Folk Jewellery


  The " folk jewllery" usually  means  the traditional  jewllery of the urban, rural and nomadic population  of  Syria, conceived as a cultural region.

Jewellery was the most important possession of all married women. It was given to them as part of their bride-price or in return for their contribution to the family income. Among peasants and nomads this payment in jewellery was made after the end of yearly economic cycle, while for the city-dwellers it depended on the results of the family business. If women themselves were active in business they invested their surpluses in jewellery.

Traditionally the most important material for jewellery was silver, but for poorer  people copper and bronze were also used. Silver gilt and gold were less common and used only in exceptional cases. Precious stones played no part in folk jewellery, but semi-precious stones occur occasionally. There are very few silversmiths still working in Syria, in Damascus and Deir ezzor. The silversmiths of Deir ezzor can only produce a very limited amount of work because the lack of their raw material, silver. The silversmiths still working today therefore basically restrict themselves to repair work. Syrian jewellery shows influences of Egyptian, Palestinian and Yemenite jewellery, as well as of jewellery from present-day Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran and Central Asia.

The folk jewellery of the region thus reflects Syria's extensive trading contacts and the very heterogeneous composition of the Syrian population. The armlets and anklets especially show types similar to those found all over the Arabian Peninsula and beyond as far as the Arab-influenced East African coast- but there is no connection with the lewellery of Arab North Africa.                                                


Maysa  Wassouf


A Tale of a Brave Man Defending Homeland




Distance doesn't permit the action to be seen, rather, words convey feelings when distance hinders. No matter the distance that separates us now, I can assure you that this gap will be bridged, as we really get to meet again sooner. As the saying goes: "True Love  knows no boundaries and no distance; miles and obstacles mean absolutely nothing in the face of love" Though miles may lie between us right now, we'll never be apart forever, for your love doesn't count the miles, it's measured by the heart.

I want to take your breath away every time I say, "I love you" because you know it's coming from the heart. I want us to sit down with a box of strawberries, a bottle of chocolate syrup, and a mint chocolate ice cream; well, I'll let your imagination finish that one. I want to love you and be with you at least FOREVER or a little longer than forever. I couldn't really express in words what I'm feeling right now so I decided to share with you SOME of these words, thoughts that have been running through my head………

And till now….till this moment, the dream does not come true. Death was close to the martyr before arriving to his fiancé…may his soul rest in peace.


Hanan Shamout




Art for life not for art,says Dayoub

Syrian artist Mahmoud Dayoub has recently held an individual exhibition at the "Maktab" gallery in Damascus.

Through his paintings,Dayoub established himself as one of the best artists in Syria who tackled philosophical issues.

Dayoub also endeavors to convey a clear message to his panel's viewers that a man has been transformed from a creative one into a monster-like creature.

In his panel,titled."the Windmill's Donkey,he depicted a monster revolving around nothing heading to the unknown.

"I do believe that art is for life and not for art itself", Dayoub clarified.

"in my own view point,the artist revealed a certain idea when he held an exhibition.Hence,through my paintings,I am always focusing on the negative aspect of societies only to adopt good values",he asserted.

Dayoub graduated from the Fine Arts Faculty-Photography Section-Damascus University in 2005.

He held his first individual exhibition at the Damascus-based French Cultural Center in 2007.

Dayoub also participated in a number of individual and collective exhibition held in Iran,Tunisia,France,Spain and Holland.


Maysa Wassouf