Syrian Comedy Slams Corruption
Syrian actor Yaser Al A’azma's comedy program Hakaya Al Maraya (Tales of Mirrors) has taken on a sharper tone this year, spearing corruption everywhere it is found, according to the Arabic daily Al Hayat.
In years past, the series tackled stories dating back to the Ottoman era. But this year’s scenes have included new terminology such as comrade, party, senior official, security branches, report writing, intelligence agency, corruption and struggle.
One episode deals with a corrupt and power-hungry director general with a superior way of talking in the Aleppo dialect.
The episode Ahlam (Dreams) tackles the interference of the security agencies in the dreams of an individual citizen and their ability to implant a microchip in his brain to change his dreams from pessimism to optimism.
“We transform the speech of President Bashar Al Asad into concrete situations and interpret banners as drama performances, but patience is needed to achieve reforms and reorganization. This is due to the fact that these issues cannot be achieved with a magic touch, because the legacy has been burdened with mistakes, wrong practices, corruption and abnormal behavior,” A’azma told the daily, adding that it was easier to tear things down than to build them up - Albawaba.com
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