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GoT actress Emilia Clarke shares message of support for Syrians

LONDON: Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke shared her support for the “millions of Syrians fighting for peace and dignity” marking the 10th anniversary of the revolution.

“It has been 10 years since the Syrian people took a stand for freedom and dignity,” Clarke wrote on Instagram and said she watched the For Sama documentary by London-based Syrian filmmaker Waad al-Kateab.

Clarke urged fans to give their support to Action For Sama, a campaign to end the bombardment of hospitals and other healthcare facilities in Syria. It was founded by Waad Al-Kateab, director of the award-winning documentary ‘For Sama’.

“I have seen the film FOR SAMA and I stand with Waad, her family and the millions of Syrians fighting for peace and dignity,” wrote Clarke, who has more than 27 million followers.

The film tells the story of al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama. It won the BAFTA and British Indepent Film awards for best documentary, as well as the “L’oeil d’or” prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Al-Kateab says on the campaign’s website that her film has engaged millions of people around the world with the true story of civilians and of a peaceful revolution crushed with force. “I want to spread awareness of the suffering of those living under bombardment and support the heroism of Syrian civil society,” she said.

Syria has been embroiled in a civil war since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity. For the past 10 years, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN officials.


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