The Culture Ministry holds concerts, without audience, for three days during Eid Al -Fitr

The Ministry of Culture will organize a cultural activity for three days during Eid Al-Fitr under the title "Culture in Your Home", which includes a number of concerts without an audience, to be broadcast on Syrian TV and the Ministry's channel on the YouTube.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry, the cultural activity includes holding a daily concert by , the National Symphony, the National Band for Arab Music and the Orpheus Orchestra in a number of well-known cultural monuments in Damascus including the gardens of the Opera House, the National Museum and the stairs of  Al-Assad National Library.

"The Jerusalem Guard" series, a model of resistance drama

The Jerusalem Guard series, produced by The General Establishment of Radio and TV Production of the   Ministry of Information , stands up to the artistic works that promote normalization with the Israeli occupation entity, presenting the biography of archbishop Hilarion Cappucci highlighting his resisting national and spiritual values that helped and supported the oppressed people in the face of injustice.

The Guard of Jerusalem" by scenarist Hassan Yousef and director Bassel al-Khateeb, managed to achieve a high rate of viewing  while presenting valuable content with an interesting artistic template and professional standards , including the text that narrates the life of Archbishop Cappucci.

Drama must carry a message in its fold says scenarist George Arabji

Damascus,( ST) -  The series "Black Rose", written by George Arabji and directed by Samir Hussein, is based on the idea that there is no good or absolute evil in lifeand this is depicted through most of the work personalities, especially the two main characters of  the work, Raoud and Wared, performed by the artist Jaber Goukhdar.


The work is presented on the Syrian channels during the month of Ramadan. The scenarist Arbaji said in an interview with SANA that, “I wanted to present through the characters of "a black rose" the idea that a person is born without characteristics of good or evil, but he will later acquire these characteristics through his environment, education and circumstances.

Two short films in "Cinema at Home" screenings

The Public Cinema Foundation provides free viewing of  short feature films via the vimeo platform.The movie (joury) and the movie (Rajaeen"Returnings"),are currently the chosen films.This  falls within the grant of the Youth Cinema Support Project, and this step comes within the (cinema at your home) initiative that the Foundation recently launched to contribute in facilitating in a useful way the period of time of people  staying in their homes in line with precautionary measures to prevent corona virus.

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 The short film (Joury), a screenplay and script directed by Yazan Najdah Anzour, starring: Pierre Dagher, Robin Issa, The Child Shahd Al Zalq, Muhammad Nizam Raad, Majd Al-Zand, Ahmed Habash, Ali Ibrahim, produced by the General Cinema Organization.

  The film tells the story of a young girl whose residents of the  city she comes from were massacred by armed groups.

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 This short film is written and directed by Muhammad Sammak, starring: Mustafa Al-Mustafa, Rosina Ladkany, Ameer Barazi, Bilal Martini, Samer Al-Zalam, Marwa Al-Atrash, Hussam Iskaf, Tasnim basha, Moayad Al-Kharrat. And the production of the General Cinema in the project to support youth cinema.

The events of the movie revolve in the coffee of the Al-rawda in Damascus, it shows dialogues for the Syrians and the reality of the crisis that rocked the country and the migration of citizens, and hope of return.

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Al-Brokar … a series that embodies the story of the oldest Damascene industries

 Brokar," the Brocade", series  is one of three Syrian drama works that will be shown  in Ramadan this year after all  filming of several works came to a stop in response to the precautionary measures to prevent Corona virus. It presents the olden days  of Damascus in a different way, starting from the ancient Damascene brocade industry.

Screenwriter Sameer Hazeem said that "the Brokar" series is different from the rest of the works that depicted the former Damascene  way of living  in terms of subject matter and treatment.

The work events recount, according to the author, the events during 1942 during the French occupation of Syria. It talks about an attempt by a French engineer to steal the secrets of the brocade industry as well as the role of the Syrian woman in confronting the occupation  in addition to several  interesting stories related to the murder committed  in the neighborhood and the resulting events.