Have you ever thought about the value of your heritage? Whether it is represented by places, objects, customs, values and creative expressions, our heritage defines us. #HeritageStory Unfortunately, for Syrians and many other populations, the loss of their heritage is a reality. Protecting culture today is essential for building peace tomorrow.

Get involved! Visit http://www.unite4heritage.org/ and http://en.unesco.org/syrian-observatory/

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* Video produced by the UNESCO Beirut Office in the framework of the Emergency Safeguarding of the Syrian Cultural Heritage project, funded by the European Union and supported by the Flemish Government and the Government of Austria.

Video credits: Cast (in order of appearance): Jackson Allers (USA) Zhang Ping (China) Thomas Wegener (Germany) Preethi Nallu (India) Nasser H Ali (Niger) Rabih Karazon (Syria) Julia Mendoza (Argentina) Aphrodite Radi (Lebanon)

Supervised by: Raed Rafei

Crew: Producer: Keeward Line Producer: Leia Hasrouty Director: Zahi Farah Casting Director: Petra Serhal Production Designer: Issa Kandil Director of Photography: Karim Ghorayeb Assistant Director: Andrew Hraiz Second Camera Operator: Julien Kai Casting Assistant / Production Coordinator: Theresia Chalouhi Music composer: Khaled Al-Jaramani Sound recording / Sound Mixing: Shadi Abi Chacra Colorist: Belal Hibri – Lucid Post Make Up Artist: Celine Aouad E-loader: Krystel Chaker

Special thanks: Mario Thoumy – Crepaway Maroun El Khoury – Media Square Armelle Arrou, Xara Bennett-Jones, Sarah Ninon Bertrand, Vincent Defourny, Mada El Dibs, Georges Khawam, Qiaohui Kou, Cristina Menegazzi – UNESCO (http://www.unesco.org)