Why We Speak: Help Spread Syrian Stories

 
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Feb 25, 2014

Notes from the field

Aisha
Aisha

Our production team has just returned from Amman, Jordan, where they were recording the heart-wrenching stories of refugees from the brutal civil war in Syria.  We were lucky to find a woman who has been working closely with refugees for the past year.  She introduced us to six individuals and families, each who deserves a platform to tell their story.

Here is an excerpt from our interview with Aisha, a mother and grandmother whose eldest son was detained by the Syrian army.  He disappeared a year and a half ago into a prison which was recently revealed to have tortured, starved, and executed 11,000 detainees. 

"What do you think of when you wake up in the morning?"

"Me? I don’t even sleep, I don’t sleep. I stay awake all night and when I sleep I wake up very, very tired and all I think of is going back, but I have a sick husband and there aren’t hospitals there. I’m forced to stay here, though I actually can’t stand still here. When I wake up in the morning, I want to explode. That’s my situation in the morning."

Please help us provide a platform for her voice, and the millions of other Syrians who are living in exile. 

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3 Generations

New York, NY, United States
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Jane Wells

3 Generations Founder and President
New York, NY United States

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