Damascus, SANA- With participation of eight countries, Syrian Diplomatic Club, in cooperation with Education Ministry, launched Sunday “International Children’s Film Festival”.
According to SANA reporter, the participating countries in the festival are Bahrain, Brazil, Chile and other countries in addition to Syria.
The festival will last for five days in the provinces of Damascus and its countryside, and for two days in Aleppo and Lattakia, and it will screen eight films selected from the participating countries.
In her speech, Head of the Diplomatic Club, Radiante Fawzi, stated that the festival aims to entertain students, as it is important for children to watch educational films from different countries, in addition to introducing children to several cultures from different countries.
For his part, Minister of Education, Dr. Darem Tabbaa, hoped that the inauguration of this cultural initiative would contribute to boosting relations of cooperation and friendship between the peoples of the participating countries and the Syrian people.
A Palestinian movie was screened as it tells the story of two brothers, Raafat and Fadl, who are trying to win a PlayStation by collecting pictures of the stars of the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
Palestinian Ambassador to Damascus, Samir Al-Rifai, stated during his speech that the film talked about the life of the Palestinian child who wants to live a normal life, referring to the occurrence of the word “uprising”, which is part of the history of occupied Palestine and the life of the Palestinian child, which relied primarily on children, and was called the uprising of the children of stones.
A Venezuelan film ,titled “The Apple Tree”, was screened which revolves around the experience of a boy, Diego, who is forced to spend the summer vacation in the Andean countryside with his grandfather far from the capital, Caracas, as he finds it difficult to accept the simple rural life.
Hossam El-Aissami, Chargé d’affaires of the Venezuelan Embassy, affirmed the depth of friendship between Venezuela and Syria, and the peoples of the two countries share the same suffering.
He pointed out that the film focused on the will and steadfastness to reach goals.