Thursday, May 24, 2018

A CALL to All CHALDEANS & FRIENDS

   
~ UR Multimedia LLC | Metro-Detroit, MI - USA, May 24, 2018:
A new semi-illustrated book about Chaldean Babylonians by the distinguished historian Amer Hanna Fatuhi.

ARCHITECTS OF LAND OF FIRSTS

CHALDEAN LEGACY

Walking With Native Mesopotamians 5300 B.C. - Present

Dear All,

I have been working tirelessly on writing and illustrating my upcoming book, CHALDEAN LEGACY. This compelling book is an exciting and well-crafted project for all Chaldeans and friends. More importantly, it will be an overwhelming surprise to both Western readers and scholars alike, mainly because it depicts rich and profound information while conveying the facts in a simplified and illustrated manner. The explicit facts of this book will be as bright as the sun, which no one can deny.
However, my experience during the publishing of my 2012 book (The Untold Story of Native Iraqis / Chaldeans) was an uncomfortable one. Despite the fact, I spent years studying, preparing and writing that 550-page Chaldean encyclopedic book. I also hired professional translators for more than two years. Not to mention, a budget allocation of $ 40,000, yet, most of the promises made to me before printing the book were vanished in the thin air.

The new book's budget is estimated at $ 20,000 and the deadline for starting its publication
is the end of July. This non-for-profit is not a personal project. In fact, it belongs
to every Chaldean and friend worldwide. I am writing this book for many great goals,
the most important of which is to educate Chaldeans and friends, as well as to win the support
of the international decision-makers if we want to ensure a bright future for Chaldeans. 

I am ready to cover half of the book's estimated costs hoping that the Chaldean institutions and Chaldean activists would cover the second half of the expenses, for “one hand does not clap”.
The importance of this initiative is quite significant, whether the donation is one dollar or one hundred, any kind of donation will make a difference. The goal behind supporting the book by our own Chaldeans and friends is to show the entire world that Chaldeans care and Chaldean history matters. This path will also ensure the delivery of the vital message of the book to the interested readers in English and Arabic.

Donors’ Benefits:
- One or more autographed copies of the published book by the author.
- I will also publish the names of the donors, along with a special Letter of Sincere Thanks on the official website of the book.
- In addition to that, I will publish the list of donors as well as the special Letter of Sincere Thanks on all friends, allied websites, and associated social media pages, and other worldwide media outlets in both English and Arabic. 
This is the least I can do to express my love and gratitude to those goodhearted Chaldeans, because if it is not for their essential role in covering part of the expenses of the book, this dream will not come true.

For those who wish to donate now anywhere in the world, you can use the PayPal link on the main page CHALDEAN LEGACY at the website below:


Very Gratefully Yours,

Amer Hanna Fatuhi
Visual Artist, Professional Writer, & Historian
www.NativeIraqis-Story.com

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

HAPPY CHALDEAN NATIONAL FLAG DAY - May | Ayyar 17



Chaldean National Flag A - Z

The first version of the Chaldean National flag was designed in 1985. It was officially recognized by the International Chaldean Visual Artists Association in 1997. Since its adoption, it proved to be a symbol of pride and unity among Chaldeans. Due to the fact that its genuine symbols are derived from their journey of over 7300 years. In other words, it represents the Chaldeans’ true national identity.
Since April 2011, Chaldeans around the world celebrated the 7311AKITU festival (Chaldean Babylonian New Year). Chaldeans in Iraq and all over the world, young and old, proudly took to the streets in joyous parades carrying the Chaldean National Flag of all sizes.
In 2011 and 2013, the two Chaldean International Conventions in San Diego, California and in Southfield, Michigan, USA unanimously approved the flag as the only legitimate Chaldean National Flag that represents our Chaldean Nation.


  
Description of the Chaldean Flag
The Chaldean Flag, which was designed by the Chaldean international artist Amer Hanna Fatuhi comprises of two vertical lines in blue pantone 300 C, and a Mesopotamian eight-fold star with two internal circles. The outer circle is pantone yellow C, and the inner circle is blue pantone 300 C. The two vertical lines are close to the outer edges of the flag in its traditional proportion (its length = one time and a half its width). On the white square in between them, there is the Chaldean Babylonian eight-fold star from which blue rays radiate, pantone 300 C. The beams of the eight-fold star contain two interlaced pantone red 485 C triangles separated by an angle made up of two connected white lines.

Visual Elements of the Chaldean Flag
The two vertical lines represent the eternal rivers: Tigris and the Euphrates which spring from the north and flow into the south of the Mesopotamian land. They signify abundance and generosity, whereas the sides, the eight beams and the yellow disc of the sun signify goodness, justice, equality and civilization. If we add the inner blue circle representing the moon, they would then signify the major celestial bodies according to the Chaldean Babylonian belief. The two circles implicitly signify the Chaldean cultural contributions in all areas of knowledge particularly ancient Chaldean astronomy, the cornerstone of modern astronomy.

Chaldean Flag Day
The Chaldean Flag Day is in honor of king Nabopolassar founder of the Imperial Chaldean Dynasty who is also hailed as the liberator of Babylon on May 17th ,4674  (in the  Chaldean calendar), 626 BC. Six months later, on November 23, 626 BC, Nabopolassar assumed the Babylonian throne.

About the Artist
Visual artist and historian Amer Hanna Fatuhi is the sole creator and designer of the Chaldean National Flag in all its versions since 1985.
Amer Hanna Fatuhi is also the winner of the only two international competitions of the Iraqi National Flag in the modern Iraq's history, in 1986 and 2008 … www.AmerFatuhiArt.com

To learn more about the Chaldean flag and emblem, visit: www.chaldeanflag.com

Courtesy of A. H. Fatuhi | UR Multimedia LLC


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Ultimate Love - Happy Mother’s Day Wishes


Happy Mother’s Day Mom
I couldn’t be more blessed to have a mother like you

مع أن أمي ليست معنا إلا أنها دائماً في قلبنا ... قبلاتي على رأس جميع أمهاتكم أنهن كنوز الدنيا فلا تفرطوا بهن ... محبتي الدائمة / عامر

إلى جميع الأصدقاء والأحبة في العراق والعالم أهديكم قصيدة (أمي وطني) من المجموعة الشعرية / العراق ... حب وموت وما بعد


أمي وطني

* عامر حنا فتوحي *

أحنُ إلى بيتٍ بعيدْ
بيتٌ في كل ليلِ
نغفو فيه شبه عيدْ
أحن إلى نخلتنا
إلى تينتنا
المظللة بالكروم
في زاوية الحديقة
إلى صبيات محلتنا
المترعاتِ بهجةً وأنوثةْ 
في كلِ يومٍ وساعةٍ ودقيقةْ
أحنُ ألى بيتٍ وطنٍ
قريبٌ بعيدٌ يضمني
بحنانٍ كأحضان أميْ
إلى ساحة مدرستنا
إلى قاعاتِ المتحفِ
وكتاباتٍ على الحجرْ
في طفولتي لم أكن أفهمها
فكنتُ أخالها طلاسمَ
كنتُ أحسبها سِحرْ
أحنُ إلى جواد ونصبهِ
إلى ﮔﻠﮔﺎمش وأنكيدو
إلى سيدوري وشمخت
سيداتُ أحلامي وكتاباتي
وآلافُ الصورْ
أحنُ إلى أصدقاءٍ
قضوا في المنافي والزنازن
يسخرون من الردى
يغنون الجريدة
ويحلمون بأوطان سعيدة
أحن إليكِ يا قرة عيني
يا من تنامين ملء عيونكِ
في وطني
أحنُ إليكِ يا أميْ