Who we are
Action Syria – Tamer Alawam & Friends e.V. is an association founded in November 2012 by people from different cultural backgrounds who want to offer a space to connect Syria with the rest of the world. We have three aims we want to achieve with you:
Right now we want to support the transformation of a country that is fighting for its new and free identity. We are in favor of the idea of this new Syria as a place where people, regardless of their religion and ethnicity, can equally live lives of equality and harmony, enjoying respect and full liberty. Therefore we want to sensitize people outside of Syria by giving a closer picture of the life there and encouraging practical solidarity. We support projects in and outside of Syria that are helping civilians to cope with the war situation and its impact.
Action Syria – Tamer Alawam & Friends’ perspective looks beyond the longed for day when Assad finally leaves. With our web site we want to establish a bridge between different cultures, bring people together with all their differences and beliefs in a free and multicultural society. Aware of the fact that the country and its people are changing fundamentally as a consequence of the war, we also want to collect memories of Syria and show why so many people fall so deeply in love with the country as soon as they set foot in it.
Tamer Alawam was a close friend to many of us. He was special: in his roles as Syrian activist, writer, journalist, stage and film director. We present you here some of his work and will keep you up to date with new publishing efforts, for example his latest theater play “For the Translator” (“Ein Glas Fisch”) and his as-yet unfinished movie “Syria Inside”. On September 9, 2012 he died from shrapnel injuries in Aleppo. By remembering him we also want to remind people of the power of an idea and its realization.
So help us help Syria! Action Syria!
Many people are helping and supporting Action Syria – join us!
Action Syria – Tamer Alawam & Friends e.V. are
Claudia, Mariangela, Vanessa, Anne, Christian, Sandra, Daniela, Laura, Valerio, Giulio, Valentina, Rob, Jennifer,… and you.