Delights of the Syria Revolution: Magazines, Films, Writings and Images Scented with Freedom

Rayan Majed

17 August 2012

Syrian Bear – Yumal [Bored] – Song about Syria translated into English

Syrians have managed to become proficient in many fields, all while facing systematic murder for nearly 17 months.  Syrian talent blossomed with the outbreak of the revolution, says Syrian activist Maher Isber who arrived in Beirut last September [2011], bringing to light their creative energies, cultural richness, courage and satirical spirit. استمر في القراءة

Fatima’s Head

Ziad Majed


It is hard to imagine what had happened to Fatima*. It is hard to describe the silence that swallowed the voices of the spectators of her death. I think the artworks on Facebook which had returned her head, portraying it as an orchard of flowers, a moon or a sun, tried hard to compensate for this horrifying silence, and to relieve Fatima, relieve her beloved ones, and relieve all of us.

What can be done for a little Syrian girl who had “lost” her head?!

What can be said to a little girl who had laid down on the ground in her dress, opening her arms, her small bleeding shoulders stuck directly to the wall..? استمر في القراءة

Faces from the Syrian Revolution: Mhyd Mohammad al Zhwry

Mhyd Mohammad al Zhwry

An Artist and Calligrapher from Qosair

Mhyd is a Syrian fine artist from Qosair in the Homs countryside who loved the plastic arts and oil painting. With the advent of the Syrian revolution he turned to painting the banners for the demonstrations.

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A Street Sketch Commemorating the Victims of Hawla and Martyrs of Syria

A gift from Binish to our brothers in Al Hawla and all our Syrian people.

More than forty years of despotism, tyranny and injustice under the rule of the Assad-family regime could not strip the great Syrian people from their great history, civilization and creativity.

Today, the small town of Binnish, laying on a hill to the north of the city of Idlib, and which can be hardly seen on the global map, and which the world has hardly heard about its existence, reminds the whole world once again of the magnitude of the creativity and resilience of the Syrian people who contributed so much to human civilization. The town locals play a symbolic drama sketch commemorating the martyrs of the Hawla massacre, committed by the thugs of Assad regime.

Such a street play is a normal event in any country that respects human rights and the freedom of its people to express themselves and is a joyess occassion for townfolk. However this is Syria. The people are living under a vicious crackdown on all civil actions. The actors risk abduction, detention and torture. Even standing and watching the sketch could result in your detention.

However the will of the Syrian people is greater than any dictatorial regime can suppress. Thank you Syrian people for your creativity, your courage and ongoing contribution to humanity, under even the most horrific circumstances.

The artwork includes the names of all the massacres committed by the Assad regime: Hama, Hawla, Douma, Baba Amr, Jisr Al-Shoghour, Andan, Taftnaz, Deir Baalba, Khaldieh, Allatamna, Karam Al Zaitoun, AlSaa (Homs), Sarmeen, Qosair, Qamishli, Saidnaya, Qaboun, Jobar, Khan Sheikhoun, Kafr Awaed, Saraqeb, tal Refaat, Lattakia, and ….


* Original Music (Oriental, begining)

* Religious Peoms

* Verses from the Holy Quran praying for the martyrs.

* I walk with my head held high (“Marfoa al hama amshi”). A song by Arab Lebanese composer Marcel Khalife [a patriotic song].

The sketch was conducted and organized by the Binnish student collective and the Binnish Coordination Committee.