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Photo Exhibition

Inside Syria

The photo exhibition Inside Syria displays photos of the war-torn city of Aleppo. The photos were taken in 2014 by the young Syrian photographer Fouad Hallak. Last winter Hallak fled his native city of Aleppo. He now lives in a Dutch refugee centre. Turning on the news today we see that the story of Aleppo is tragic, chaotic and full of destruction. In many of Hallak’s pictures however we also find strength, joy and above all, hope.

The exhibition Inside Syria is displayed from 6 to 23 September in the Vrijhof.

In coproduction with Vrijhof Culture, Science Shop UT, Enschede for Peace and Studium Generale. This program is part of the Dutch Peace Week.

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Photographer: Fouad Hallak

Symposium

Syria at war

Syria is torn apart by war and the future seems bleak. How did this conflict come into existence, which role plays the Assad-regime and what is at stake for world powers like the US, Russia and China? In the midst of all violence and destruction, civilians in Syria try to continue their daily lives. Under what conditions do they live, what kind of future awaits them and do they still have hope for peace? Three Syria-experts will give their view:
Lex Runderkamp is travelling reporter in the Arab world for the NOS.
Sakir Khader is a journalist for the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant and writes about refugees and the Arab world.
Fouad Hallak is photographer. He fled Syria and lives in the Netherlands.

Tuesday 20 September, 19.30-21.00 hours.
Vrijhof/Agora.

Photos of Fouad Hallak are on display from 6 to 23 September in the Vrijhof.
In coproduction with Vrijhof Culture, Science Shop UT, Enschede for Peace and Studium Generale. This program is part of the Dutch Peace Week.