"The Jerusalem Guard" series, a model of resistance drama

The Jerusalem Guard series, produced by The General Establishment of Radio and TV Production of the   Ministry of Information , stands up to the artistic works that promote normalization with the Israeli occupation entity, presenting the biography of archbishop Hilarion Cappucci highlighting his resisting national and spiritual values that helped and supported the oppressed people in the face of injustice.

The Guard of Jerusalem" by scenarist Hassan Yousef and director Bassel al-Khateeb, managed to achieve a high rate of viewing  while presenting valuable content with an interesting artistic template and professional standards , including the text that narrates the life of Archbishop Cappucci.

Drama must carry a message in its fold says scenarist George Arabji

Damascus,( ST) -  The series "Black Rose", written by George Arabji and directed by Samir Hussein, is based on the idea that there is no good or absolute evil in lifeand this is depicted through most of the work personalities, especially the two main characters of  the work, Raoud and Wared, performed by the artist Jaber Goukhdar.


The work is presented on the Syrian channels during the month of Ramadan. The scenarist Arbaji said in an interview with SANA that, “I wanted to present through the characters of "a black rose" the idea that a person is born without characteristics of good or evil, but he will later acquire these characteristics through his environment, education and circumstances.

Two short films in "Cinema at Home" screenings

The Public Cinema Foundation provides free viewing of  short feature films via the vimeo platform.The movie (joury) and the movie (Rajaeen"Returnings"),are currently the chosen films.This  falls within the grant of the Youth Cinema Support Project, and this step comes within the (cinema at your home) initiative that the Foundation recently launched to contribute in facilitating in a useful way the period of time of people  staying in their homes in line with precautionary measures to prevent corona virus.

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 The short film (Joury), a screenplay and script directed by Yazan Najdah Anzour, starring: Pierre Dagher, Robin Issa, The Child Shahd Al Zalq, Muhammad Nizam Raad, Majd Al-Zand, Ahmed Habash, Ali Ibrahim, produced by the General Cinema Organization.

  The film tells the story of a young girl whose residents of the  city she comes from were massacred by armed groups.

-Rajaeen"Returnings"­­­­­­

 This short film is written and directed by Muhammad Sammak, starring: Mustafa Al-Mustafa, Rosina Ladkany, Ameer Barazi, Bilal Martini, Samer Al-Zalam, Marwa Al-Atrash, Hussam Iskaf, Tasnim basha, Moayad Al-Kharrat. And the production of the General Cinema in the project to support youth cinema.

The events of the movie revolve in the coffee of the Al-rawda in Damascus, it shows dialogues for the Syrians and the reality of the crisis that rocked the country and the migration of citizens, and hope of return.

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Al-Brokar … a series that embodies the story of the oldest Damascene industries

 Brokar," the Brocade", series  is one of three Syrian drama works that will be shown  in Ramadan this year after all  filming of several works came to a stop in response to the precautionary measures to prevent Corona virus. It presents the olden days  of Damascus in a different way, starting from the ancient Damascene brocade industry.

Screenwriter Sameer Hazeem said that "the Brokar" series is different from the rest of the works that depicted the former Damascene  way of living  in terms of subject matter and treatment.

The work events recount, according to the author, the events during 1942 during the French occupation of Syria. It talks about an attempt by a French engineer to steal the secrets of the brocade industry as well as the role of the Syrian woman in confronting the occupation  in addition to several  interesting stories related to the murder committed  in the neighborhood and the resulting events.

Farid al-Atrash: Fifty-five years of "A Tale of Love" with music

He modified  the western tunes so as to be played on the oud.

When Farid al-Atrash is mentioned, many words with broad connotations are associated with him  as he is the skilled artist, the creative composer, the sensitive emotional singer, and the actor who contributed to the  spread of songs in the cinema.

In his book, "Farid al-Atrash" - recently issued by the Syrian General Book Authority , the Ministry of Culture , Dr. Fayez al-Dayeh says about Farid al-Atrash: "He is an international artist, whose fame was great  and had a very large audience listening to his songs in many countries. He composed many tunes which were sung by singers in many languages, including French, Russian, Persian, Turkish, Spanish, and Greek. This artist, who belongs to an ancient Syrian family, was born in Al-Qurayyah near the city of As-Sweida in 1915 and died in Beirut in 1974.

Al-Dayeh adds in recounting his life's career. "Al-Atrash had acquired high artistic experiences in playing the oud from his musivsl environment at home, especially with his mother, who expanded her activities and recorded a number of songs on CDs, and from the guests and friends of the family of artists who were famous in composing and playing music such as Farid Ghosen, Muhammad Al Qasbaji and Dawood Hosni. The oud became his best friend, especially by joining several important bands, including the famous Egyptian singer band, Ibrahim Hammoud , until the artist Badia Masabani gave him the opportunity to sing in a "casino" where artists were singing and performing various artistic shows.