The Revolutionary Women of Zabadani
Revolution, oh my country,
a revolution of the free!
My country will be free forevermore,
And Bashar will flee!
A song that echoes in Zabadani, in the Damascus countryside. The melody of which was repeated by the women of Zabadani, whose demonstrations were not only against the political regime, but also against the traditions and costumes of a conservative society that the revolution aimed to overcome. The revolutionary women of Zabadani were able to break social norms and overcome traditional barriers, to become a vital part of the Syrian uprising. They took part in the revolutionary movement, from protests and graffiti, to leaflet distribution and inciting people of Zabadani to strike.
In less than five minutes, the short film “Revolutionary Women of Zabadani”, tells the story of the city’s women and how they left their print on the uprising. The film tells the story of their participation that began with overcoming fear in their first demonstration, and continues to this day.
The film is produced by Kayani and The Street Foundation.