by Assyrian Aid Society (AAS) documentary film, 2011.
Posted: Friday, December 02, 2011 at 10:49 AM CT
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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.
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.