On May 10, 2017, the Museum hosted a screening of "Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad," a documentary of personal testimonies of survivors of torture and families of the dead and missing.
The film embodies the goals of the Museum's Ferencz International Justice Initiative: Elevating the voices of victims, empowering them to seek justice, helping create the necessary political will, and connecting victims with decision-makers who can make a difference.
Following the film, panelists discussed their experiences being held in the detention centers, and the criminal investigation and case being built against President Assad for alleged mass atrocities. The program was moderated by Yahoo News chief investigative correspondent, Michael Isikoff.
Stephen Rapp, former US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues
Qutaiba Idlbi, survivor of detention in Syria
Sara Afshar, director and producer of Syria’s Disappeared
Mahmoud Nowara, survivor of detention in Syria