“The Truth Smugglers: The Disappeared in Syria”
A Screening and Q/A with Former Syrian Detainee Mazen Al-Hummada
Tickets: $8 (Online) | $10 (At the Door)
Join the Syrian Cultural House for a screening of the newly-released film “Truth Smugglers” followed by a conversation with former Syrian detainee Mazen Al-Hummada.
Truth Smugglers tells the story of the people who risk their lives to expose the truth about the human rights abuses committed by the Syrian regime. A government clerk who smuggled out thousands of pages of secret official documents. A photographer who took photographs of the people tortured and killed under regime custody and then fled. And a Canadian in a secret location in Europe whose team has collected three tons of documents, hoping they will lead to the conviction of Bashar al Assad for war crimes.
Mazen Al-Hummada is an activist and former Syrian detainee. In 2012, government security forces arrested Mazen for trying to smuggle baby formula into a besieged suburb of Damascus. He was detained twice and brutally tortured for nearly two years in Syria’s most notorious torture facilities featured in the “Caesar” photos, just kilometers from downtown Damascus. Today, Mazen lives in Europe where he continues his efforts to shine light on human rights abuses and where he has been instrumental in working with prosecutors to document and catalog evidence of the Assad regime’s systematic torture.