Sara Afshar is a journalist, filmmaker, and founder of Afshar Films. She’s director and co-producer of the new documentary, Syria’s Disappeared. The filmmakers describe the work as “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.”
Afshar sits down with us to talk through what she calls the process of following “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.”
Syria’s Disappeared will screen in Chicago on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. on Loyola University Chicago’s Lake Shore Campus and Thursday Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at DePaul University’s Downtown Campus.