Syrian Perseverance

Life along the Euphrates often is referred to as the craddle of civilisation. But life at its banks is tough, requires determination, endurance and, above all, a constant collaboration. Now, in these dark times for the Syrian people, it is this spirit of perseverance that they need to draw on in the troublesome daily struggle in Syria and the many refugee camps in the region.

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The aim of this exhibition is to give the audience a different view on the Syrian people in times of peace and war. The documentary is a reminder of the generosity and wisdom of the inhabitants of Syria.

Their continous struggle and resourcefulness in dealing with bare conditions of draught, limited resources and now in already seven years of war. While dark images of war dominate our imagination, they also stand in the way of connecting to the people that suffer most. Alternatively, let’s connect with the Syrian light, beauty and humor of the many women, men and children working together in the hope of a better future, day after day. 

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