Bushy moustaches, thick Syrian accents, fistfights in 1930s Damascus and... medical masks? A parody of an iconic Syrian television show is raising awareness on curbing the coronavirus in neighboring Iraq.
Iraqi actors act out a scene of a parody sketch video adaptation of Bab al-Hara, a long-running iconic Syrian television drama, to raise awareness through videos on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in Iraq's southern port city of Basra on April 22, 2020. (AFP)
‘The world is crazy’
The set's makeup artist (L) takes a selfie photograph as he poses with Iraqi actors (L to R) Ayad al-Atabi, Oussama Mahdi, Youssef al-Hajjaj, and Mohammad Qassem on the set of a parody sketch video of Bab al-Hara, an adaptation of an iconic long-running Syrian television drama, in Iraq's southern port city of Basra. (AFP)
Iraq has recorded more than 2,000 novel coronavirus cases, including over 90 deaths, although many expect the real number of cases is much higher, as authorities have yet to introduce widespread testing or contact tracing.SHOW MORE