A Palestinian-Syrian family displaced from the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus produced a short film about the suffering of detainees and stories of the victims who died under torture in the prisons of the Assad regime.
The film “I am Innocent” tells the story of a Palestinian-Syrian family living in Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus. The Assad regime’s security forces of detain the head of the family who worked as a painter. While in detention, the father was subjected to various methods of brutal torture.
The film, which attracted the attention of French, Arab film audiences, received wide media coverage. The positive initial reviews suggest that the film could be featured in major film festivals around the world.
The young Palestinian-Syrian director, Adam Khalil, began his way in theaters in his school in Toulouse, southern France, with the help and encouragement from his father.
The film was written by the Palestinian-Syrian writer Abu Salma Khalil who played the role of the detainee. The film was directed by Adam Khalil, 16 years old. His daughter Salma and her friend Farah Adana Lee played sisters and daughters of Abu Salma. Media activist Fida Hattab played the mother.
Meanwhile, the Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria on Sunday said that Samira Ahmed Al-Sahli, 53, was the first Palestinian-Syrian victim pf torture in the prisons of the Assad regime. The monitoring group noted that Samira was detained in June 2014 in the Yarmouk camp and died on August 11, 2014.
The Group pointed out that 585 Palestinian-Syrians have been killed under torture in the prisons of the Assad regime since March 2011, 77 of whom were identified in the leaked images of victims of torture victims. The victims also include 34 women. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)