Reminiscent of the paintings of Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, an excellent choice of intimate wartime stories and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives were reworked through revolution, warfare, and flight.
Against the backdrop of the wave of demonstrations referred to as the Arab Spring, in 2011 thousands of Syrians took to the streets difficult freedom, democracy and human rights. The government’s ferocious reaction, and the refusal of the demonstrators to backtrack, sparked a brutal civil battle that over the last 5 years has escalated into the worst humanitarian disaster of our instances.
Yet regardless of the entire reporting, the video, and the wrenching images, the tales of normal Syrians stay unheard, whereas the tales instructed approximately them were distorted by way of huge brush dread and political expediency. This fierce and poignant assortment adjustments that. in keeping with interviews with hundreds of thousands of displaced Syrians carried out over 4 years around the center East and Europe, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled is a panoramic mosaic of first-hand testimonials from the frontlines. the various tales are a number of pages lengthy, eloquent narratives which could stand on my own as brief tales; others are just a couple of sentences, poetic and aphoristic. jointly, they cohere into an unforgettable chronicle that isn't just a testomony to the ability of storytelling yet to the energy of these who face darkness with desire, braveness, and ethical conviction.