In this 2010 photo, Syrian opposition filmmaker Meyar AL-Roumi works at a studio in Damascus, Syria. Syria's civil war has driven wedges through many parts of society, with violence that has killed more than 40,000 people exacerbating differences in class, ideology and religion. Reflecting how deep these divisions run is the near complete split of Syria's artists into pro- and anti-regime camps. Although Syria's writers, musicians and filmmakers fight with sharply worded statements instead of guns and tanks, their mutual animosity bodes ill for reconciliation should Bashar Assad fall. (AP Photo/Adel Samara)

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In this 2010 photo, Syrian opposition filmmaker Meyar AL-Roumi works at a studio in Damascus, Syria. Syria's civil war has driven wedges through many parts of society, with violence that has killed more than 40,000 people exacerbating differences in class, ideology and religion. Reflecting how deep these divisions run is the near complete split of Syria's artists into pro- and anti-regime camps. Although Syria's writers, musicians and filmmakers fight with sharply worded statements instead of guns and tanks, their mutual animosity bodes ill for reconciliation should Bashar Assad fall. (AP Photo/Adel Samara)
In this 2010 photo, Syrian opposition filmmaker Meyar AL-Roumi works at a studio in Damascus, Syria. Syria's civil war has driven wedges through many parts of society, with violence that has killed more than 40,000 people exacerbating differences in class, ideology and religion. Reflecting how deep these divisions run is the near complete split of Syria's artists into pro- and anti-regime camps. Although Syria's writers, musicians and filmmakers fight with sharply worded statements instead of guns and tanks, their mutual animosity bodes ill for reconciliation should Bashar Assad fall. (AP Photo/Adel Samara)
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