The body of the late Syrian director Hatem Ali is scheduled to arrive in Damascus this evening, amid a rare case of popular and artistic consensus in Syria on a public figure, even if the relevant official institutions distanced themselves from the event
No Syrian official agency has yet commented on the news related to the burial place of the “Palestinian alienation”, while his friends and relatives announced that the body would arrive from Cairo this evening, where he died of a heart attack, to spread from the Shami Hospital in Damascus, before his last trip in the Syrian capital towards a “cemetery.” Bab Al Saghir “in it.
With the division in Syria, Ali was one of the few personalities who had a consensus that transcended the country’s approved classifications: between “loyalty” and “opposition,” and to become one of those among the Syrians unanimously appreciating and praising what he presented.
Many Syrians, with various political orientations, have written about the owner of “Zeer Salem,” whether they are artists, critics, journalists, or those who follow Ali’s presentation.
While the Artists Syndicate received severe criticism, even inside the country, for dealing with the news of Ali’s departure, and being content with the news of “announcing the death” without mourning the artist, as was the case when the news of the death of an artist was reported. Advertiser of the reasons:
As for the Syndicate branch in Damascus, it was satisfied with one line on the authority of one of the most prominent Syrian filmmakers, son of the occupied Syrian Golan, the author of epic historical works, including: “Kings of sects.”
A large number of Syrian artists and intellectuals mourned Ali, and researcher Sami Moubayed revealed that Ali had previously communicated with him when he heard about a series about former Syrian President Shukri al-Quwatli, and Moubayed reported that Ali had dreamed of directing a series about “the hero of Syria’s independence” as he described it:
Director Haitham Haqqi described Ali as one of the most important sons of Syria:
Osama Younes – Damascus