The Video That Stopped Our World For 8:44 Minutes

So rare is it to come across video that so powerfully stops us in our tracks - especially one about regional politics.

'To Our Countries' is an 8 minute and 44 second plea to all Arab Nations to end the violence, the killing and the psychological suffering. It was produced by a group of young people living in Sweden and originally from Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine.

In the video are Faia and Rihan Younan, two young Syrians living in Stockholm. Their combination of strength, power, beauty and confidence are how we would define the ultimate woman in fashion to be. She is a leader of thought, of mind, and of example. We are so proud to have them represent the young modern Arab woman of our day.

You must watch the video.


Faia Younan


Here's something she wrote on Facebook when sharing the video.

"Different TVchannels have already talked about the video in less than 48 hours! I'm so overwhelmed by all the comments and views. I've read and heard too many words that touch me deep in my heart. I might actually faint from all the support We never thought this would go this viral, all we wanted was to try and express in a simple idea, pain and hope, tears and smiles, black and white, something all of the middle east is experiencing... Thanks to everyone who helped spread this! And thanks for making my inbox explode with love!"

Rihan Younan




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