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20 Miles Closer to Nineveh (film)

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20 Miles Closer to Nineveh (film)

Dec-02-2011 at 11:20 PM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

Last edited on 12/02/2011 at 11:31 PM (UTC3 Assyria)
Assyrian Aid Society: 20 Miles Closer to Nineveh (in English, Arabic and Aramaic)

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, 33 minutes.
20 Miles Closer to Nineveh
by Assyrian Aid Society (AAS) documentary film, 2011.

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.

20 Miles Closer to Nineveh (film)

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Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

Ethnicity, Religion, Language
» Israeli, Jewish, Hebrew
» Assyrian, Christian, Aramaic
» Saudi Arabian, Muslim, Arabic
Assyrian \ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)   1:  descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur   2:  the Assyrians, although representing but one single nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.  These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the Christian Era.  No one can coherently understand the Assyrians as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control, religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a criterion of nationality.   3:  the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya, Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean, Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu, Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye, Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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