'The Trial of Anwar R' is an exclusive behind-the-scenes access film to the first high-profile Syrian war crimes trial of notorious colonel Anwar Raslan accused of crimes against humanity.
The historic trial began in Germany, April 2020; the verdict was announced on January 13th 2022 where Raslan was sentenced to life in prison. Raslan's conviction could be a ' first step' towards more comprehensive accountability for the Syrian regime - as a series of higher-ranking officers begin to be arrested and charged across Europe.
The in-depth look at the landmark case, the first to deal with Syrian state torture at a senior level, is reported by Nina Donaghy and filmed on location in the UK and Western Europe and broadcast on Al Jazeera's People and Power.
The story is reported by Nina Donaghy and the exec producer is Fiona Loyd-Davies. They will be interviewed by Rupert Skilbeck from REDNESS after the screening.