“Suspended” … The reality of the Levant neighborhood after the war

Sabah Al-Jazaery and Abbas Al-Nouri play together in the series (MBC)

Many Syrian dramas have attempted to address reality during the present period, and the years that preceded it. But in most of the works, the picture was incomplete and did not correspond to the actual reality. Whether it was a polishing of the regime and acquittal of the crimes it has committed against civilians in recent years, such as: “strict care”, “because it is my country” and “Rozana” and others, or the ceiling of censorship is prevented from touching on sensitive points that approach the party, the army, the government or the presidency, ie the deep security core of the Syrian regime, and many topics such as arrests and corruption, such as: “birth from the middle” and “the translator” of longing, ”or some work is done abroad.

Consequently, the withdrawal from the environment, and the lack of production and marketing elements hampered the experiment, especially the desire of the channels to stay away from the ongoing political conflict such as “Faces and Places” and “Amal.” The Syrian reality has been left without work that tells the real details, although efforts continue.

After writers Yamen Al-Hajali and Ali Wajih collaborated with director Seif Al-Din Subai’i last year on the series “Ala Safih Hot”, which was able to bring about a good Arab follow-up, and dealt with the reality of workers has. collecting and selling waste and other corruption in social relations, this partnership returns this year through the series “Suspended”, which tells the story of the return of residents of a neighborhood called “Attarin” in a suburb of Damascus, after the bombing ended and the regime issued an official decision to allow them to return, as has happened in many areas such as Qaboun, Darayya and Yarmouk camp.
In general, the general characteristics of the series can be summed up as a social and human being digging into the psychological areas of his heroes exhausted by successive conflicts and crises in the region. It is about how it led to their downfall in various ways, and talks about new beginnings in human life and their psychological and professional impact on him, his hope for redemption from the past and his desire to rediscover himself and others.
The shape of the neighborhood is different after being exposed to the effects of destruction and the deterioration of residential buildings and public facilities, so that the neighborhood becomes a model for the country in its variety of categories, including the poor, the rich, traders , craftsmen, educated, illiterate and others. The work monitors the different conditions of people before and after their return, and how their relationships and beliefs have become, especially in terms of everyone’s search for their daily food and interests without caring for the environment. At the same time, the neighborhood has entered the new organizational scheme and reconstruction, and consequently the rise in property prices in the area, which is seen as a strategy and the desire of some to turn it into a property development area to turn large international companies into large urban projects. To make it clear that man has been suspended on the level of life, ambition and will in this quarter, which is different from the Damascene quarter and its gateway, which viewers have known in the past.

The Syrian reality remains without work that tells the real details

The conflict in the neighborhood flares up within many lines that the work will try to advance regarding the corruption of authority, religious extremism, social relations and the diversity of groups in it between good and evil among many families that will include in each of them. different issues and stories, so that the “Al Bari” family is the popular family that In addition to the email in which they all work, despite the high educational attainment of some, the family customs and traditions outweigh private dreams. While the “Zaher” family differs from them, it is the model of left-wing thinking, arts and the middle class that has been shattered by difficult living conditions, and arrest was the fate of those ideas and dreams, which is almost the only line that comes close to the presentation of realistic cases of many prisoners of conscience, but the question is whether the treatment You speak realistic, or you will ignore the security authorities.

As for the “Fawzan” family, it is a model of opportunism and a struggle for money and power, even if it costs the family’s sale and its dignity. We have often seen these models after the revolution and some people’s exploitation of people’s needs and problems, and it is the class that forms the interface for the real corruption class concerned with keeping On her clean hands, represented by the influential “Warda” family, those with authority and extended relationships. In addition to different individuals living in the same neighborhood and entering the same lines with a certain service.

The work brings together many Syrian drama stars such as Abbas Al-Nouri, Ghassan Masoud, Slav Fawakherji, Fadi Sobeih, Safa Sultan, Sabah Jazaeri, Shukran Murtaja, Fayez Qazak, Jalal Shammout, Yazan Al-Khalil, Hala Rajab and others. What is suspicious is that the production company “Ebla International Productions” presented the series “Qalam Hamra” a few years ago, which exposed the security services and detention centers, and therefore through this work he tries to favor the regime to a few years away. of production within Syria? She left production in general for several years, and returned this year through the series “Al-Wasm”, the first part of which was finally shown on the Shahid platform.

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