Facebook pages circulated a video that shows a man dancing at a funeral ceremony. They have claimed that “a father from Afrin (Syria) was dancing during during the funeral ceremony of his daughter who was murdered by Turkish soldiers.”
Most of these pages shared the video with a caption that reads, “This father from Afrin promised his daughter that he will dance at her wedding, but Turks killed her, so he danced at her funeral.”
The spokesperson of Syrian Democratic Forces-affiliated Manbij Military Council (MMC) Sharfan Darwish shared the video on his Facebook profile.
Verify platform inspected the video and reached the conclusion that the footage has been doctored. It was taken from an Azerbaijani TV series titled “Ata Ocağı” (Ancestors’ Furnace) and the original music was replaced with a Kurdish song.
The footage was taken from episode 78, which was posted on YouTube on January 8, 2018; it shows the leading actor Gurban Ismailov dancing at his daughter’s funeral who died before he fulfills his promise of dancing at her wedding.
It is a media project whose idea came from the reality of the spread of the alternative media institutions, which daily inject a huge amount of news and pictures related to the Syrian issue, which we care about in the first place. In the absence of censorship of these institutions, we see and read many false and false news, From his credibility to the neutral and sympathetic audience of the revolution from non-Syrians, and even to his audience of dissident Syrians,