The ability to produce [art] has become harder and harder. both because it’s hard to find funding, and at the same time maintain their artistic independence. The Laboratory of Art program, is to support Syrian artists in the various arts, so they can produce art projects that reflect their interests and thoughts. The project is about the sea and its relationship with the human body. The fisherman, the swimmer, the immigrant. I studied theater in Damascus, and this is the first project that I’m directing. “Douma, I love U” is a collection of short films, the plot of these films is set in the the city of Douma. It’s the first experience in fiction for the directors of these five films. It’s a yearly project open to all artists from different fields of art. This year we received 130 valid application, that indicates, how important and needful the support of art projects is, and Syrian artists are still producing big creative projects. It makes us proud and happy that This project “Laboratory of Arts” is one of the main programs that Syrian artists consider, that fits their needs.