Art and Dance reviving Syria's soul
When the war started in Syria, people had little time for art. As a result, artists’ earnings collapsed. Musicians couldn’t get spare parts for their instruments from manufacturers applying sanctions. Their families lived in fear of shelling and snipers. Most emigrated because they wanted to get creative again or to feel safe.
RTD meets those who decided to fight the war with art. The message of the Members of the Dare collective is: “If you have a dream, take the first step”. The videographer who “takes away the bad thoughts and puts in the good”. The dancer who tangoes barefoot in street fountains, to the disapproval of some.
With RTD, explore the tunnels where Islamic rebels Jaysh-al-Islam made shells that destroyed ancient architectural treasures. Here, a self-taught conscript and his team of professionals sculpted human faces into its walls.