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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 quick quashed, and the revolution appeared to devolve right into a civil warfare pitting the govt. opposed to its voters and extremist mercenaries. lately 2015, virtually 300,000 Syrians were killed and over half a complete inhabitants of 23 million pressured out in their houses. 9 million are internally displaced and over 4 million are wandering the realm, many strolling or in leaky boats. enormous quantities were disappeared. those stunning records and the unstoppable violence although, 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 innovative resistance and defiance. How is it attainable that artists, filmmakers and writers haven't been cowed into numbed silence yet have gotten increasingly more artistic? How do we make feel in their insistence that regardless of the apocalypse engulfing the rustic their revolution is ongoing and that their works perform its patience? With smartphones, pens, voices and brushes, those artists registered their selection to maintain the assumption of the revolution alive. Dancing in Damascus strains the 1st 4 years of the Syrian revolution and the activists’ inventive responses to actual and emotional violence.

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