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Syria's Disappeared Documentary

Syria Rising

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, the film follows 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.

Featuring Special Guests:

Stephen J. Rapp is a Distinguished Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for Prevention of Genocide and at The Hague Institute for Global Justice. From 2009 to 2015, he served as US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice.

Sara Afshar 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.

Noor Shakfeh is an active member of the Syrian American community. Noor traveled to Syria in 2013 to deliver humanitarian aid into IDP camps and tracks infectious disease outbreaks in the area.

Where: Hotung Building Room 2001(Faculty Dining Room), Georgetown University Law School

When: November 7, 2017 6:00 PM

Additional Information: Please visit the documentary website.

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