The complexity of the situation in Syria, the Regime’s efforts in dividing the opposition as well as the growing militarization of the conflict has led to very various forms of revolutions depending on the geographical areas or cities where the uprising took place. In this multifaceted context, the narrative on the Syrian events often tends to simplify what actually is a complex and varied reality on the ground. Moreover, the overabundance of information on Syria and the fast pace of news production make it difficult to ensure the validity of facts and figures and to establish a chronological, as objective as possible account of the events since March 2011. Also, regional coverage remains very unequal.
Through the use of innovative forms of storytelling mixing research-based written content, infographics and documentary videos, the project’s objective is to fill this gap by documenting a comprehensive, chronological account of the events as they happened, in all their complexity and diversity, in the 6 cities, with a focus on civil movements and creative disobedience. Each multi-media documentary file will rely on content already available but also on researches and information collected by activists on the ground for that purpose (interviews, personal accounts, leaflets, pictures, videos, etc.)