In 2013, a Syrian official flees with 27,000 photos of corpses tortured to death in the country’s prisons since 2011. One year later, the photos of the Caesar Report reveal to the world the horror of the crimes of Bashar Al-Assad’s regime.
A discussion with the filmmakers, Catherine Marchi-Uhel (Head of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011 (IIIM) and Jaber Baker (former political prisoner and human rights activist) and a drink will follow the screening.
Nominated at the Geneva Film Festival (Switzerland)
Garance Le Caisne is a French journalist and author. Her documentary book Opération César, about the atrocities committed in the prisons of Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, published in 2015, gained international recognition. She then turned it into a documentary film.
Stéphane Malterre is a French film director and journalist. With a master’s degree in language science, he began his career as a print journalist and literary and film critic. He spent fifteen years as a reporter and editor-in-chief for an audiovisual news agency, writing, filming and directing over twenty investigative reports and documentaries. In 2022, he directed and co-wrote Lost Souls of Syria with Garance Le Caisne.