“Banned in Syria” — a television show that is said to parody all sides of the civil war — has a lot at stake for its satirical message. Crew members have tragically died from the war’s cross-fire and many actors are wanted by the government yet despite this, the show has gone on, showing the importance of art and entertainment as a reflected mirror to the horrors and inhumanity of war… and sadly Syria’s current circumstance.
“We want to show people that we are still living,” says one of the show’s stars, Yamen Nour. “It’s very difficult to make people smile during war. We want them to forget the war for a moment.”