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Al-Hassaka- The Destructive Diversity!

          In Al-Hassaka we found the most diverse society, the richest in terms of natural and cultural
          resources, and the most miserable and poor!

          That’s how we can summarize peace lens’ experiment in Al-Hassaka.
          The sons of Al-Hassaka speak 3 native languages and more than 20 dialects, the city itself
          has been the sanctuary for thousands of the people of Deir Azzor after the conflict reached

          their streets.
          There was an old wall of estrangement between the people before the war, this wall is now

          higher, it is no longer another dialect or a language… everybody fears everybody.
          Our aim was clear; Three IDPs from Deir al-Zour in addition to people of all components of
          the community, all nationalities, religions and sects participated in the workshop. we tried to

          redirect their attention to the very bad reality of their city at all levels and a few days were
          enough to bring them together around the idea of their film which depicts the transformation

          of oil from a blessing to a curse.
          « Divide ... Conquer » a film made by Peace Lens workshop in Al-Hassaka in 2016.
          Duration: 7 minutes.

          «In Al-Hasakah, oil wells are left for robbery and looting, oil refining in primitive ways,
          refineries  leave  behind  fetus  deformities...  dead  crops  and  livestock.  »
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