Sara Afshar is a BAFTA-nominated director, with over 20 years' experience as a journalist and filmmaker. This documentary, which she directed and co-produced alongside Nicola Cutcher, 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.
'Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad' won the British Journalism Award 2017 for 'Investigation of the Year' and the Association for International Broadcasting Award for 'Investigative Video.' It was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award, and for a Royal Television Society Award, and was Runner Up for 'TV Documentary of the Year' at the Foreign Press Association Awards.
Sara Afshar: @SaraAfshar
Nicola Cutcher: @nicolacutcher