Solin is from Damascus in Syria. Alva is from Bornholm in Denmark. In 2015 Solin came together with her brother Salar through family reunification from Syria to Denmark. Their mother Rawan had fled the war 2 years earlier in a rush from one moment to another. It was in the beginning of the Syrian war and she was helping wounded people by getting medicine from Damascus to Homs. This got her on one of the regime's lists, but luckily someone warned her, making it possible to flee in time.
In Denmark Rawan met photographer Martin Thaulow. They fell in love and got married. Bringing their kids together (5 all together). Solin and Alva loves each other and see themself as sisters. In many ways they show us a way to peaceful coexistence and are young role models of tolerance and unity. Despite their different backgrounds, culture, origin and religion, they embrace each other as we all ought to do.
In 2019 the politicians in the Danish parliament have agreed on new strict laws and further tightenings in relation to refugees in Denmark. Alva and Solin, (and the rest of the new mixed family), are now in danger of being separated and live apart in a not so distant future.
Assad is still in power of Syria running the country as a dictatorship. The war is not over and Syria is not a safe. Despite this a majority in Danish Government continue to work toward extraditions of the Syrian refugees to their homeland. Something thay have failed so far to put in affect, but never the less they still work on it.
ALL MONEY RAISED FROM THE SALE OF THIS Print WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE WORK OF KEEPING SOLIN AND ALVA TOGETHER. BEING ABLE TO HOLD HANDS AND UNITE.