Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad
Film screening + conversation with the film director and survivor of the Assad regime.
A documentary about the Syrian regime's detention centres by Sara Afshar. This documentary tells the hidden story of tens of thousands of men, women and children disappeared by the regime of President Bashar al Assad into a network of clandestine detention centres. The film weaves together the powerful personal stories of three Syrians with evidence gathered from regime documentation smuggled out of Syria. With unprecedented access, we follow survivors of detention, families of detainees, regime defectors and international war crimes investigators as they fight to bring the perpetrators to justice and desperately campaign for the release of the disappeared. The film screening followed by a conversation with Sara Afshar, film director and Faraj Bayrakdar, Syrian poet and journalist.
Moderator: Joshka Wessels, researcher and film maker, Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
Event organized by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University.