Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad

Arts LR7
Thursday 15 November 2018 (16:00-18:00)

Eleanor Woulfe (

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This BAFTA nominated 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. 

In 2017, it won Investigation of the Year at the British Journalism Awards, Investigative Video at the Association for International Broadcasting Awards, and was runner-up for Documentary of the Year at the Foreign Press Association Awards. 

There will be Q&A with the director Sara Afshar after the film screening. 

This event will be chaired by Dr. Tim Haughton and is a Student Experience Event. 

About Sara Afshar 

Sara is a journalist and filmmaker. She worked for the BBC for 16 years on its current affairs programmes, Newsnight and Panorama. Her last film, “The Killing of Farkhunda” was nominated for a Royal Television Society award for Best International Current Affairs Documentary. She is the founder of Afshar Films.