“Memory of a Homeland” initiative sheds light on prominent Syrian intellectuals

Damascus, SANA_ Damascus Culture Directorate recently launched the “Memory of a Homeland” initiative aimed at screening documentaries about prominent Syrian intellectuals, poets, artists, novelists, researchers and fine artists via social media to highlight their intellectual creativity and works through the social media.

“The global coronavirus pandemic, which has killed many people, has necessitated that the peoples of the world take certain measures to prevent more infections with the virus,” Director of Damascus Culture Directorate Wasim al-Mbayyed told SANA, adding “This situation urged the cultural institutions in Syria to continue their enlightenment role through social media despite these measures that prevent close contact.”

“Memory of a Homeland”, includes several documentaries to be broadcast on the social media sites of the Culture Ministry, Damascus Culture Directorate and its affiliated centers, said al-Mbayyed.

He added that the initiative also includes virtual dialogue with the intellectuals and researchers on their biography and intellectual experience to introduce the shining details of their lives and career.

Journalist Ilham Sultan, who prepared the initiative, said that the documentaries are directed by Firas Qannout who managed to embody the biography of the targeted intellectuals through beautiful creative artistic works.


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