Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad

Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad


Sara Afshar

This documentary tells the hidden story of tens of thousands of men, women and children who disappeared under the regime of President Bashar al Assad, and ended up in a network of clandestine detention centres. The film weaves together the powerful personal stories of three Syrians and evidence gathered from the regime documentation which was 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.

Cinematography: Javier Manzano
Producer: Nicola Cutcher, Sara Afshar
Editing: Richard Wilson
Production company:
Afshar Films