Syria's Disappeared: Film Screening And Discussion
By Sponsor in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 20, 2017 5:00AM
Disappeared people in Syria wrote their names in blood on these scraps of fabric in hopes that their whereabouts would become known. Richard Ansett for the Sunday Times
Syria’s Disappeared: Film Screening and Discussion
October 24, 2017 7 P.M.
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
Even as the Syrian conflict rages, a legal case is being built against officials of President Bashar al-Assad’s government, who are accused of committing crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Through personal testimonies and unprecedented access to Syrian regime documents, the documentary film tells the stories of survivors of torture, families of the dead and missing, and regime defectors risking their lives to expose the truth—the torture and murder of civilians on an industrial scale. The Museum’s goals to elevate the voices of victims, empower them to seek justice, and help secure accountability are part of the work of the Ben Ferencz International Justice Initiative in the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide.
Naomi Kikoler, Deputy Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide
Mazen Alhummada, Syrian survivor of detention and torture
Sara Afshar, Director, Syria's Disappeared
Lily and Harry Zoberman
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Co-presented with: Congregation Beth Shalom.
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