Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

International Francophone Games kick off in Abidjan

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Iran open to dialogue with Saudis, says top diplomat

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Spicer bows out of White House

Read more

FOCUS

Iraq's Mosul: Rebuilding a city fractured by sectarian mistrust

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Bistrot or bust? Why France's famed cafés are disappearing

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: Afghans live in fear as kidnappings soar

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Kenya court rules Dubai firm can print presidential ballots

Read more

ENCORE!

Omar El Akkad's 'American War': A tale of US dystopia

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Exxon sues US over $2m fine for violating Russia sanctions

Read more

Middle east

Artist Banksy reworks iconic image for Syria anniversary

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-03-14

A YouTube video featuring the work of famed graffiti arist Banksy, British actor Idris Elba and rock band Elbow has been released as part of a global solidarity movement to mark the third anniversary of the Syrian crisis on March 15.

The cartoon features a little girl chasing and catching a red balloon, which then carries her aloft over scenes of devastation.

The reworking of Banksy’s celebrated “Balloon Girl” image is interspersed with shots of a wall with graffiti-style writing highlighting facts on the conflict.

The girl in the sky is soon joined by a small boy and then many others, all rising heavenward holding red balloons.

"There is always hope," the cartoon says.

The piece closes by asking viewers to support the victims of the conflict by accessing #WithSyria on Twitter or www.withsyria.com.

The video cartoon is part of a campaign by the #WithSyria movement, which will also see the global release of “With Syria” balloons by children from around the world and the illumination of iconic buildings.

A statement on the campaign website said, “The #WithSyria campaign will launch in thirty-five countries as we approach the anniversary of the Syria conflict on the 15th of March, amassing an unprecedented popular movement in solidarity with those caught in the conflict.”

Date created : 2014-03-14

  • SYRIA - CHILDREN

    Video transplants childhood horror of Syrian war to London

    Read more

  • FRANCE - ART

    In pictures: Memories of pre-war Syria

    Read more

  • HURRIYET DAILY NEWS

    900,000 Syrians take refuge in Turkey, says UNICEF

    Read more

COMMENT(S)