Odai's story: Citizen of the rebel city of Daraa
       
     
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Odai's story: Citizen of the rebel city of Daraa

Yarn and thread
168 x 161 in.
Supported by Rethink Rebuild Society, Manchester, UK

The monumental textile contains three stories by Odai, a Syrian refugee living in Manchester, UK. The accounts were recorded by Gervais in 2017. The panel on the left describes how Odai was hunted down by the Syrian government. The middle panel describes how Odai was shot in the leg by a sniper during a public protest in Daraa. On the right panel, Odai describes a visit to Syria by a United Nations envoy during a cease-fire.

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