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20 Miles Closer to Nineveh (film)

by Assyrian Aid Society (AAS) documentary film, 2011.

Posted: Friday, December 02, 2011 at 10:49 AM CT


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Assyrian Aid Society - 20 Miles Closer to Nineveh (documentary film)

20 Miles Closer to Nineveh
INL Productions in association with the Assyrian Aid Society with director, Lawrence Mansour, and producer, Ishtar Issa, presents 20 Miles Closer to Nineveh, a feature documentary. DVD, English, Aramaic, Arabic, 33 minutes.

Film Description

From the back cover

55 Schools, 5000 Students, 1 Identity

20 Miles Closer to Nineveh is a featured documentary about the establishments of the Assyrian Aid Society in the nation of Iraq.  The Assyrian Aid Society's biggest accomplishment has been the development of the Syriac Schools that teach all subjects in Aramaic, the native language of the Chaldean Assyrian Syriac people.

With 55 schools and over 5,000 students, Assyrian Aid Society revived the language and gave rise to an educated generation that would preserve their identity.  The road has been challenging due to the lack of government support, financial restrains, and issues regarding security.  However, with the support of people and the will to succeed, Assyrian Aid Society was able to overcome their struggle and pave the way for students to graduate.  Now more than ever, Assyrian Aid Society is determined to expand the teaching of the language to a University in the Nineveh Plain.  Watch as their story unfolds, and gives light to a new beginning.

List of Assyrian schools including number of students and teachers for year 2007.

Primary Schools:

Duhok:

No.

Schools

Location

No. of Students

No. of Teachers

1.

Nohadra

Duhok City

206

32

2.

Dersam

Duhok City

212

29

3.

Urhai

Duhok City

121

20

4.

Shorash

Duhok City

84

22

5.

Kinda Kosa

Duhok City

23

7

6.

Bahra

Semel

158

16

7.

Bakhitme

Semel

62

15

8.

Shiyoz

Semel

39

22

9.

Bakhloja

Semel

21

7

10.

Sarsink

Amediya

117

16

11.

Enishke

Amediya

58

12

12.

Kwane

Amediya

54

15

13.

Alzab

Amediya

47

13

14.

Dure

Amediya

12

5

15.

Araden

Amediya

27

7

16.

Dawodiya

Amediya

18

6

17.

Dehe

Amediya

17

6

18.

Jam Rabatke

Amediya

22

6

19.

Ishtar

Zakho

165

14

20.

Beshkhaber

Zakho

105

11

21.

Hezanke

Aqra

91

8

22.

Sarwara

Aqra

46

11

 

 

 

 

 

Nineveh Plain Areas:

1.

Shekhan

Ein Sinfi

7

2

2.

Telkif

Telkif

17

2

3.

Bartella (boys)

Bartella

51

7

4.

Ashur Panipal

Baghdeda

65

9

 

 

 

 

 

Baghdad:

1.

Ebn Haitham

Baghdad

12

2

 

 

 

 

 

Erbil:

1.

Arbaello

Erbil City

53

13

2.

Ashurban

Diyana

63

14

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary Schools:

Duhok:

1.

Shamel

Semel

131

18

2.

Nasibeen

Duhok City

503

44

3.

Urhai

Sarsink

136

11

4.

Zahrira

Deralok

100

15

5.

Marga

Nahla

67

6

6.

Zakhota

Bersive

94

11

 

 

 

 

 

Erbil:

1.

Shameram

Diyana

39

11

2.

Ur

Ankawa

57

14



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