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Film: "Syrie, le cri etouffe" – Women in Syrian Prisons

Datum - 26.01.2018
19:00 - 21:00 Uhr

It is a desperate, dull but deafening cry. A silent cry whose roar shakes the foundations of prisons, cellars, and chambers of death. It is the cry of Syrian women who were raped for six years in Bashar al-Assad’s prisons. This systemic violence is organized crime based on one of the taboos anchored in traditional Syrian society. The silence of the victims is guaranteed; if they speak out, they risk being cast out of their families. Rape serves not only to destroy a woman and her identity, but to devastate her family and her community as well as break any form of resistance to the al-Assad regime. How has the war in Syria turned a woman’s body into a political tool? This is the question posed by this film, which gives a voice to the women who have previously lived in suffering and silence.
French/Arabic with French subtitles.

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