The Times

Syria’s DisappearedThe case against Assad



This documentary 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.


In 2018, Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Current Affairs and a Royal Television Society Television Journalism Award for International Current Affairs.

In 2017, it won Investigation of the Year at the British Journalism Awards, Investigative Video at the Association for International Broadcasting Awards, and was runner-up for Documentary of the Year at the Foreign Press Association Awards.