Next up on the @NEAarts podcast... David Henry Gerson joins us to talk about his documentary The Story Won’t Die, which follows Syrian artist/refugees who use their art to tell stories of surviving dictatorship, violence & exile. Here's a First Listen:
Syrian regime troops step up shelling of an opposition enclave in the southern city of Daraa after rebels mounted a counteroffensive across the province, capturing dozens of soldiers.
Syrian army sends hundreds of elite troops, dozens of tanks and armored vehicles to storm an opposition enclave where peaceful protests against the Assad family rule began in 2011.
At the start of Syria’s war, one US dollar bought 46 Syrian pounds. In January 2020, it fetched 940 and in July 2021, it’s at 3,220, down from a peak of almost 4,000 in March. Here’s Syria’s economic collapse, in graphs: 👉
Turkish social media was heartbroken over the viral photo of a Syrian refugee shoeshine boy staring in from the outside of a southeast Turkey gym (left). So the gym gave the 12-year-old Muhammad Hussein a free lifetime membership. (right, DHA photo)
Biden Comforts Families Of Syrian Airstrike Victims With Eloquent Speech On Living With Heartbreaking Loss