by Ghassan Zakaria
It’s easy to forget how this all started...
Yarmouk is a predominantly Palestinian suburb of Damascus.
A once thriving and lively part of town that experienced true horror at the hands of Assad’s forces.
The writer lived through the uprising there, before fleeing and settling in France.
Told in 3 parts we follow 4 young friends living in Damascus and reveal their differing paths.
The drama was performed by a cast of Syrian and Palestinian actors under lockdown in London.
‘Yarmouk’ by Ghassan Zakarya
Hatem: Osama el Azzeh
Salma: Sofia Asir
Khaled: Ammar Haj Ahmad
Rania: Arwa Omaren
Nasser: Nayef Rashed
Omar: Zaydun Khalaf
News Announcer: Alia Alzougbi
General Command Officer: Joe Haddad
Music: Rihab Azar
Script Editor: Jonathan Myerson
Sound Design: Alisdair McGregor
Producer and Director: Boz Temple-Morris
A Holy Mountain production for BBC Radio 4, 2020