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In a few words
In 1989, my parents left Beirut for a small village in the Bekaa Valley called Ghazzeh. I was eight years old.
In 2012, Khalil’s mother left Syria and took refuge at our house in Ghazzeh. Khalil was ten years old.
This film tells the story of my friendship with Khalil, and our efforts to find hope and joy in the midst of madness and despair. It is also a personal reflection on childhood, nostalgia, home, belonging, memory and war.
"The WAR-TOYS project seeks to explore war from the perspective of children living in its day-to-day reality. Because cognitive ability is often ahead of language development, children typically share their experiences and cope with associated feelings through indirect methods of communication, such as art and play. As a result, their personal accounts of war often go unseen, even when studying its affects. Through WAR-TOYS, I use a collaborative process to unlock and articulate children’s experiences, turning the language of play into serious dialog."
UNITE 4 HUMANITY presents an EXCLUSIVE touching interview with the widows who have insisted their story to be heard to the world and show their gratitude to the people who have supported them and provided with HOPE & PROSPERITY and changed their lives.
ماذا فعل المواطن العربي لحكامه خلال 30 سنة حتى يعامل هذه المعاملة ؟
أعطاهم أولاده للحروب
ولقمته للمآدب والمؤتمرات
وشرفاته وموطئ قدميه للمهرجانات والخطابات .
وطلب منهم نوعاً واحداً من الحرية وهو النوع المتعارف عليه في أبسط الدول المتحضرة .”
― محمد الماغوط, سأخون وطني
SYRIA, Saraqib : Amina, a Syrian woman who fled the fighting in Aleppo, is photographed inside an abandoned building with her five-month-old sick daughter, Asma, on the outskirts of Saraqib, southwest of Aleppo, on September 9, 2013. AFP PHOTO / GIOVANNI DIFFIDENTI