As the Syrian civil war continues, the average Syrian person is dehumanized to a number, a casualty, or a cost on a neighboring state. While the media has mainly been focused on the outflow of refugees, little is known about what daily lives look like in the capital Damascus; a place where contradictions occur at every corner. A place where shouts of hunger, lavish nightlife, bullets and bombs are all intertwined. Monzer "Moe" Shakally tells his personal story of Syria. He is a UI junior and Asylum seeker from Damascus, Syria. Evolutionary Biology major and a minor in International Relations, pursuing a career in dentistry. He is an activist in the Syrian conflict in Damascus and has been in the United States for 4 years.. For more information on the Foreign Relations Council visit their website.A complete list of available streaming videos can be found at citychannel4.com/video
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