From Space. Syria Is Here

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  • Creator Guardian News and Media Limited
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
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  • Publication [Place of publication not identified] : Guardian News and Media Limited, [2016] New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2018. ©2016
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (1 video file (7 min., 14 sec)) : sound, color


  • Muhammed Faris became Syria’s first Syrian astronaut in 1987, and subsequently used as a propaganda tool by President Hafez al-Assad. But when the Syrian people rose up against his son Bashar, Faris sided with the Free Syrian Army rebels. Now a refugee in Istanbul, he reflects on his exile from the beloved country he once saw from space.


  • Originally released by Guardian News and Media Limited, 2016.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on April 24, 2018.
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  • From Space. Syria Is Here (7:14)
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