Once Upon a Time our Home

Um Abdo and her children have remained nostalgic about their life in the homeland. Despite the safety they’ve found in Lebanon, their memories linger as they recall the Syrian countryside. Now, it’s the little things they take pleasure in.


  • Zimo - Musician
    "At the end of the day, we are Syria's youth. If we don't stand by our country, no one will."
  • Sima - Dance Group
    “I don’t want to work or produce anything in my life, I just want to go back home. It’s not my dream, it’s more than...
  • Abed - Volunteer
    "This is a whole generation, a country's generation. What will happen to them in 5 or 6 years if the situation lasts? Until when will it...
  • Douaa - Teacher
    “I said to him: If you don’t get an education and rebuild Syria, then who will?”
  • Um Ali - Housewife
    “My son tells me, one day I’ll run towards him, snatch his school bag and go take up his place at school.”
  • Ali - Weldor
    One has nothing but their homeland, even if  one stays a 100 years abroad.”
  • Dima - Chef
    “I’m afraid someone would tell me they have died or something bad has happened to them. I’d rather not know about it."...
  • Abdel Rahman - The Van Man
    The home of Abdul Rahman and his two sons is a van parked on a Beirut highway. It's where they sleep, eat, study, shower and play.
  • Issam - The Barber
    "Its the lack of money that made me neglect my son's health"