Published on June 14, 2012 by Alisar Iram
Contains painful images
This video by Alisar Iram is made in memory of the dead, the tortured and the maimed children of the Syrian revolution. It is dedicated to all murdered and uprooted children and to to those children who are submitted to unspeakable horrors. More and more Syrian children are dying and suffering terribly daily while the world watches in silence, pretending it could do nothing.
All life forms on this earth are programmed to protect their young so when we, mankind, start butchering our children, no matter under which pretext or slogan, the first universal law is broken because this is against nature, life and God, not to mention civilization and humanity’s ethical heritage.
Therefore in making this video, I drew on the human repository of literature. Poetry speaks with the cleansing redeeming tongue of fire: John Donne declaring the unity of mankind, Shakespeare mourning his child Cordelia, Dylan Thomas raging against the dying of the light and T.S.Eliot on life and death. Finally,I could find nothing more fitting and atoning to guide the murdered children to their ultimate rest in the bosom of Love eternal, but the final chorale from Bach’s Mathew Passion .