Interview with Lubna, 2010. ‘We are strong enough’

Interview with Lubna, recorded by Susan Dirgham in 2010 Extract: In regard to women’s issues and the equality of the sexes, what are some of the differences of opinion in Syria?...

Oud and Singing 5 march 17

Image of Fadi Haddad taken by Ms Jacqueline Mitelman "For me, the oud is my soulmate. It's like a mirror reflecting my feelings." - by Fadi Fadi’s love for the oud In 2015, Fadi...

Muhannad, male, 25 years old, student

What dreams or ambitions did you have in the past?  And now? In the past I had an ambition to become a schoolteacher to participate in preparing a Syrian generation...

Joumana, female, 43 years old, journalist, currently living in Damascus

How do you recognize that someone is Syrian?  Are there any common characteristics? Syrians are distinguished for being kind to everyone, even to strangers. For example, a Syrian would rush...

A Syrian Artist Finding a Voice in Australia

One must work long and hard to arrive at the truthful. What I want and set as my goal is damned difficult, and yet I don’t believe I’m aiming...

Soccer in Syria: a love not destroyed by war

NAME: Suhail Sawa EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Graduated with a Bachelor degree in Architecture, Syria Personal Ambition: To be a referee in the World Cup Can you explain your love for football (soccer)? Since childhood,...