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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

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