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Syrian Cartoonist Ali Ferzat: 'They broke my hands to stop me from drawing Assad' (Video)

[Image from Samar Media.] [Image from Samar Media.]

In this series of interviews, leading cartoonists from the Arab world talk about the revolutions transforming the region through the prism of their own work. Below, we feature the first interview in the series, conducted with Ali Farzat, the Syrian cartoonist who was attacked by thugs, considered to be part of the Syrian regime's shabbiha. They beat him and broke both of his hands.

The films were made by Samar Media, a project launched by Stand Alone Media. Samar Media aims to encourage a wider understanding of the culture, society, economics, and politics of the region, while promoting the actors of change and ideas that contribute to its development.


In Arabic (with English subtitles):


 [Published by permission from Samar Media. You can visit Samar Media on Facebook.]

1 comment for "Syrian Cartoonist Ali Ferzat: 'They broke my hands to stop me from drawing Assad' (Video)"


very moving.... Bashar security should have known that he draws with heart not his hands.. they cant arrest an idea.

Thank you for sharing

Ahmed Tharwat wrote on July 12, 2012 at 08:53 AM

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