Dear Gods, I am the lucky Syrian named, Zaina Erhaim, I might not have a valid photo ID to prove this, but I can bring hundreds of relatives, neighbors, and friends to prove so to your highness. My mother, as most of our local women, gave birth to me at home, still, our house was full of the congratulating people ...أكمل القراءة »
أرشيف الوسم : UKالإشتراك في الخلاصات
Suddenly I stopped being bothered by the fact that I am going to be stateless within couple of months, yes I will be a paperless unidentified person with 3 valid visas (US, EU and UK) and over used completely full Syrian 8 years-old passport that I can’t replace, not even with a 5000$ bribe, the regime didn’t accept to issue ...أكمل القراءة »
Syrians have been oppressed by a dictator & jihadists, bombed by the west, & you call us terrorists?
At first we didn’t recognise our friend. He had lost more than 10kg and had trouble standing up. His face was the colour of a ripe lemon, his clothes as filthy as if he had just climbed out of a tomb. Could that really be Mohammad? A week ago the 30-year-old pharmacist had been abducted in an Aleppo suburb by ...أكمل القراءة »
It has been half a year since I took that big decision to leave my cosy warm flat share in Crouch Hill, with my stable middle- class job at the BBC in the world’s capital of fog and rain to go home. Here fog is either chemically poisoned or it’s smoke caused by arbitrary missiles hitting civilian areas. But on ...أكمل القراءة »
my final project for the MA. Filmed, edited and directed by me and dedicated to the heroes that brought the faith back. and this is the Acknowledgement: To the Syrians who dared to dream, to fight for their rights and to stand steady and high facing the storm of brutality. To the martyrs, who are drawing our future with their colorful, shining and ...أكمل القراءة »