Bilad al-Sham: Stories of Syria

  • Never Leave Me

    This is a story about pain, the search for meaning in life, and the friendship of the orphaned. Syrian boys - Isa, Ahmed, and Muataz - live difficult lives as refugees in the magical, mythical Turkish city of Sanliurfa. In their search for recovery from a traumatic past, the children will cross t...

  • Salam Neighbor

    Salam Neighbor is an award-winning film and campaign. Immerse into the lives of Syrian refugees through the journey of Chris and Zach as the first filmmakers allowed to be registered and given a tent inside of a refugee camp.

  • Cries From Syria


    Following the revolutions in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt, hope was in the air that Syria would be next. The boys’ words were written in protest of Bashar al-Assad, the Syria...

  • From A Distance

    Syrian-American siblings reflect on the impact of the refugee crisis during a visit to Lebanon, uncovering the personal price the catastrophe has had on their family from a distance.

  • Episode 7: Syria

    Syrians start preparing for Ramadan about one week before its arrival. In the meantime, people are busy preparing. In the old markets of Damascus and Aleppo you can find many ropes of lights with magnificent shapes, lanterns and stars too, in addition to the Ramadan Crescent, which mediate the ro...

  • Episode 22: The Passing of As-Siddiq

    Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه and leadership devise a military strategy to fight the Byzantine Empire, a superpower of the world, in Syria. Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه's health diminishes, and Omar رضي الله عنه grapples with the weightiness of leadership when he is appointed the second caliph of the Muslims af...

  • Episode 24: The Levant

    Khalifa Omar رضي الله عنه strives to live an austere life as servant leader of the people. Led by Abu Ubaidah ibn Jarrah رضي الله عنه, the Muslim army strategizes and networks with Syrian Christians on how to conquer Damascus from the Byzantines. The Persians try to regroup after steadily losing ...

  • Episode 25: Ameer ul Mu'mineen (The Leader of the Believers)

    Muslim armies suffer a loss against the Persians in the Battle of the Bridge. The daily workings of the khalifa of Omar رضي الله عنه serving the people of Madinah. A new king emerges in the Persian kingdom

  • Episode 26: Damascus

    Omar رضي الله عنه judges and resolves disputes among the people of Madinah on issues without clear rulings in the Qur'an. Abu Ubaidah ibn Jarrah رضي الله عنه and Khalid ibn Walid رضي الله عنه learn of a golden opportunity to cross the guarded walls of Damascus.