We hope, and we will overcome. My daily struggle for peace in Syria

11 Nov 2015, 2:00pm - 2:35pm

Aleppo Today TV photo Syria
Photo: Aleppo Today TV

When the wave of popular protest rippling through the Arab world reached Syria in 2011, Karam Hilly was there, taking to the streets with others to demand President Assad’s resignation. He provided training for communities to help them withstand the onslaught of violence that followed, and supported peaceful public demonstrations. Then, in 2014, Karam was detained by the Assad regime.

On his release he fled to Turkey, where he continues his activism and community work. These days, at great personal risk to himself, Karam returns regularly to Syria to support the civic movement. He talked at RISING 15 about his struggles, hopes and fears, and his very personal battle to keep hope alive in Syria, his beautiful home country.

Karam’s talk ended with a screening of his short documentary Overcoming, filmed secretly in one day in Syria.



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11 Nov 2015, 2:00pm - 2:35pm

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