By miriam cooke
On March 17, 2011, many Syrians rose up opposed to the authoritarian Asad regime that had governed them with an iron fist for 40 years. preliminary successes have been speedy quashed, and the revolution looked as if it would devolve right into a civil struggle pitting the govt opposed to its electorate and extremist mercenaries. these days 2015, nearly 300,000 Syrians were killed and over half a complete inhabitants of 23 million compelled out in their houses. 9 million are internally displaced and over 4 million are wandering the realm, many walking or in leaky boats. hundreds of thousands were disappeared. those stunning data and the unstoppable violence even though, the revolution is going on.
The tale of the tried crushing of the revolution is understood. much less good lined has been the position of artists and intellectuals in representing to the realm and to their humans the resilience of progressive resistance and defiance. How is it attainable that artists, filmmakers and writers haven't been cowed into numbed silence yet have gotten progressively more artistic? How will we make experience in their insistence that regardless of the apocalypse engulfing the rustic their revolution is ongoing and that their works perform its endurance? With smartphones, pens, voices and brushes, those artists registered their selection to maintain the belief of the revolution alive. Dancing in Damascus strains the 1st 4 years of the Syrian revolution and the activists’ artistic responses to actual and emotional violence.
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