The Syrian Street Festival 2012
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The first session, the bullets penetrate the throats of Syrians who sing for freedom and draw to ridicule of the missiles that destroy their homes and to make an Eid that have features of freedom. After a year of revolution against tyranny and darkness, ,must be the celebration of art which was created by the dreams, the yards and the streets of the Syrians despite violence and killing machine that has ravaged the cities and innocent bodies for an entire year. This deserves to be celebrated to proceed again in the peaceful battle. Hence was the idea of organizing the celebration “Alshare3” that continued from 15 – 22 March 2012 spread over several places and yards inside Syria and world capitals. We’ll not publish the shows program now out of fear of rockets that may fall to prevent a film show or to destroy a portrait of the dream of the Syrians. Therefore, the activities will be announced about shortly before taking place. The beginning will be on Thursday evening of 15 March on one of the Arab news channels with a documentary about the Syrian revolution during a year. Then it will be presented in several yards and world capitals. After that, the films that documented the revolution and transformed it to the whole world and they are about 13 films within the festival “cinema street”, they will be presented throughout the entire week. One of them is “smuggling 23 minutes of revolution” which was the first film about the Syrian revolution presented the events in Hama before the entrance of the Syrian army. In addition to the documentary “Azadi” which was filmed in the last August in Qamishli and other Kurdish areas in the north of Syria and it won the Silver Award at the festival of Rotterdam because it embodied the diary of the revolution. Moreover, there will be the film “Hama 1982 and Hama 2011” that is as a comparative between the two massacres made by the regime, plus a variety of films that filmed in Homs, Rastan and Daraa. Also, the festival allocates a gallery entitled “Artists from Syria now” and includes a collection of plastic paintings, whose painters names will be announced about later, in a Syrian yard that is controlled by the people and in two Arab cities. Furthermore, artistic works are presented in another yards which deal with the stories of children who were killed by the regime bullets. On the same day, the audience will watch another work about the role of the struggler women in the revolution. In collaboration with writers and journalists, the celebration will publish a booklet that presents field articles. This articles document the details of the Syrian revolution in its first year through the activists’ real experiences in streets and prisons. Although all of them were written inside Syria, they will not be printed there like all the books that criticize the situation in this country. The celebration will also allocates an album for the revolution songs after re-orchestrate them by some Syrian musicians inside Syria. This album includes the lyrical revolution works that led to the slaughter of Ibrahim Alqachoq and to the request for killing Abdel Basset Alsarut. The celebration is accompanied by various forms of ceremonial peaceful marches in many areas inside Syria where detailed information reports about the whole year of the revolution will be issued; In addition to the issuance of CDs that include documentaries and interviews about the revolution, and postcards with paintings for artists who donated their pencils for the events of the revolution. The administration asserts outside the Syrian map “This initiative emphasizes the importance of peaceful of the revolution, and it highlight the beautiful face of the sacrifices of the Syrian people during of their attempts to break down the barriers of fear and oppression and silence”. However, the celebration move in world capitals to organize the gallery “The paintings of the freedom children” which reflects the image of the bloody and historic year of Syrians’ life in the eyes of children who are relatives of martyrs and those who live under bombardment, arrest and repression. This gallery highlights the reality of the thousands Syrians refugees in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. British children, who drew and colored their sympathy with the Syrian children, participate with the gallery that visits London, Amman, Toronto, Vancouver, Bucharest, Paris and Berlin at the same time. In Paris, a group of Syrian painters will present their works, and a representative of the celebration will speak about the suffering of the Syrian people during the whole year.