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Tea on the Axis of Evil (2009)

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When Syria was admitted to the "Axis of Evil", I decided to move there, alone, to record ordinary life and create a document to stimulate healthy curiosity about this Arab community to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ayman Abdel Nour
Yusef Abdelke
Farah Abderrahman
Nour Abderrahman
Ammar Abdulhamid
Said Akkad
Asma Al Akhras
Salwa Al Ansari
Bourhan Al Hamoui
Nour Al Hosni
Ahmed Al Saleh
Ghassan Al Saleh
Nour Al Sayed
Bashar al-Assad
Lewaa Alkhayer
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When Syria was admitted to the "Axis of Evil", I decided to move there, alone, to record ordinary life and create a document to stimulate healthy curiosity about this Arab community to counter the vilification that dominated the media and White House rhetoric. Syria's intricate dance between tradition and modernity reveals itself as a range of sensual and amusing characters discuss dating, marriage, education, art, politics and religion. People are kind and educated. A myriad of different religions and sects co-exist harmoniously. As the country is left in a diplomatic vacuum the government becomes less progressive and the fear of radical Islam grows. A writer blames the government for using fear of religious extremists to control society. A government minister identifies the rise of Islam as a response to external pressures against Arabs. She concludes that the current political climate encourages Islamic extremists and undermines moderate voices. As it lyrically spins a tale of ... Written by Jean Marie Offenbacher

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Taxi Driver: Here in Syria, all the religion coming from this area. When Mr. Moses coming, many people believe him and be Jewish people. After that when Mr. Jesus coming many part of people change to the new religion. And me, now I am Muslim but before Islamic coming what I was before? I was maybe Christian and before Jewish people.
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