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Alive in Graves: A film screening and discussion on Syria's detainees

  • Middle East Institute 1319 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)
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The Middle East Institute (MEI) is pleased to host the premiere screening of Alive in Graves, a documentary produced by the Save the Rest Campaign to shed light on the crisis of Syrian detainees in the prisons of the Syrian government. The 17-minute film will be followed by followed by a discussion with Mohammad al-Abdallah, executive director of the Syria Justice and Accountability Center; Mariam Jalabi, co-founder of the Syrian Women's Political Movement; and Raed Jarrar, MENA advocacy director at Amnesty International USA. MEI Fellow Ibrahim al-Assil will moderate the discussion.

Discussion questions include: How does the issue of enforced disappearances impact Syrian society today, and how will it affect the country’s future? How can the international community address the problem? How can the status of detainees be integrated into the negotiations and the political process?

Event Details

  • Date: February 15, 2018

  • When: 12:00 - 1:15 PM

  • Where: Middle East Institute