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Gidon Kremer awakens our Syrian conscience with stones

June 30, 2017 by norman lebrecht

6 comments.


Syrian sculptor Nizar Ali Badr has been capturing the story of refugees from his country, using pebbles from his local beach. His art has become the inspiration for a unique film — the concept of Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer, who asked Georgian animator Sandro Kancheli to bring the stone figures to life along with his music. (RFE/RL’s Georgian Service; producers Eka Kevanishvili and Toma Begiashvili)


Comments (6)

  1. Jonathan Grieves-Smith says:

    Please could you send a link?

      1. John Borstlap says:

        Ingenious and moving (because the subject is moving), but with art it has nothing to do.

        Too many people in the Middle East (male, age 15 – 30) have nothing better to do than killing each other and innocent bystanders, under the banner of nonsense slogans.

      2. Jonathan Grieves-Smith says:

        Thanks, Max

  2. jim says:

    Is there a link to the movie somewhere, rather than to previews?
    thanks


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