“The Disappeared” is a ground-breaking investigation into an invisible weapon that has been decimating the Syrian people since 2011: the forcible disappearance of more than 200,000 people. As many Syrians have vanished as died in four years of armed conflict in their country. Sophie Nivelle-Cardinale and Etienne Huver investigated in the Middle East and Europe, unearthing information about a killing machine that is operating unfettered in Syria. For the first time, Syrians who managed to escape as well as regime accomplices talk about the concentration camps where thousands and thousands of Syrians are being secretly held, as the dictatorship systematically kills off its opponents.
In coproduction with ARTE
With the participation of RTS and Al Jazeera
First Prize Bayeux Calvados (2015)
Prize Albert Londres and Scam Star (2016)