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DFI | Ayouni
World Premiere March 2020
Director: Yasmin Fedda
Producer: Hugh Hartford & Elhum Shakerifar
March 2020




Since the civil war in Syria broke out in March 2011, more than 100,000 people have disappeared - most of them victims of the regime's systematic kidnappings. With 'Ayouni', BAFTA-nominated director Yasmin Fedda is trying to put faces to the staggering statistics. 


Catholic priest and human rights advocate Paolo Dall'Oglio as well as Internet activist Bassel Safadi, whose critical voices have both been silenced. 


Over six years, Fedda has been following the affected families as they stubbornly struggle to get answers about their loved one. And to make the outside world aware of an oppressive and violent dictatorship, where even peaceful civilians are threatened to remain silent. 'Ayouni' is an irrefutable proof of the Syrian regime's crimes, which at the same time gives the disappeared a loud and much needed voice.

Credit List
Yasmin Fedda
Elhum Shakerifar