The Creative Expression within Syria’s Non-Violent Movements

In a time of destruction, death and displacement despair is an easy state to fall into. However for many Syrian artists it is during this time that their creative expressions are needed the most. We can see throughout history and across nations that it was during such times of disaster that artists, writers and thinkers were at their most powerful, in spite of the persecution they may have endured. The case is no different in Syria. Even though we may not always hear very much about it in the mainstream media.  Distinct from these geo-political, violence fuelled narratives that are so prevalent, Syria’s artists have decided to create their own narrative: of a struggle for freedom and justice against a five decade long repressive regime.

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~ by Tamara Al-Om on May 7, 2015.

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