A webinar from the Royal Society for Asian Affairs - Richard Wilding and Augustus Lersten will talk about Eye on Heritage, their work undertaken in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and share examples of the videos produced by the 'Heritage of the Euphrates’ team in Syria.
The 'Heritage of the Euphrates' initiative aims to record and celebrate the poetry, music and storytelling traditions of the people and places along the Euphrates River Valley in Syria. It is affiliated to 'Eye on Heritage', a UK based heritage organisation founded by Augustus Lersten and Richard Wilding to support and empower local teams to document and preserve intangible cultural heritage in post-conflict regions.
'Heritage of the Euphrates' aims to support filmmakers, artists, musicians and poets in the documentation and celebration of visual and material culture that may be vulnerable to physical damage or destruction. The initiative also seeks to record vulnerable oral and musical traditions at risk of erosion, either through forced migration and upheaval, deliberate campaigns of suppression or the reduction in cultural transmission from one generation to the next.