Making Light was set up in 2016 by the sister of John Cantlie, a British journalist who was kidnapped in Syria in November 2012.

It is dedicated to sharing stories of Syria, encouraging audiences to see beyond the darkness of terrible headlines, creating threads of understanding between the people of Syria and the UK.

‘Making Light cannot in itself help the people of Syria any more than I can help my brother; but by continuing to tell stories of ongoing humanity and culture, we believe we can bring a little more understanding, compassion and light to bear.’