Friday, March 15th, 2013

syria: two years of bloodshed [amnesty film]

The latest in my series of films for Amnesty International on torture and violent oppression from all sides of the Syrian conflict…and the need for a human rights revolution. This film coincides with the release of two new briefings from Amnesty International. The first focuses on summary killings and other abuses by armed opposition groups. […]

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

free syria air force [random acts]

When I asked Channel 4’s legal department what they thought of me making a film about a bunch of artist / activists launching an airstrike on the Syrian Embassy, I received the most passive-aggressive invite to a legal and compliance workshop. Something along the lines of “we would love to see you at this”…. When […]

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

syria: one year on [amnesty film]

A look at the situation in Syria a year after the government’s crackdown on pro-reform protests began. Directed and edited by me, translation by Noor al-Bazzaz. Research and interviews by Amnesty International. Art by me. Sorry Peter, you ended up on the cutting room floor. Don’t forget to check out the amazing Eyes on Syria […]

Monday, March 19th, 2012

syria anniversary calendar

On the 15th of March 2011, Syrians got proper angry. Regime. Dictator. A neo-fascist Baath party more concerned with keeping its clutches on power than on the rights of its citizens. Murderous nasty thing. So demos happened. And the previously cloaked evil that guides Bashar Al-Assad’s regime shone through the mesh. One year on, I […]

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

irhal [amnesty video]

Here’s another short film made by Peter Kennard and I for Amnesty International’s Global Day of Action for human rights across the Middle East and North Africa. It premiered at a rally of thousands in London’s Trafalgar Square on 11 February 2012…one year on from Hosni Mubarak stepping down from power in Egypt.

Friday, January 27th, 2012

amnesty international trailer [video]

The 11th of February sees a national rally at Trafalgar Square in solidarity with the people in the Middle East and North Africa resisting tyrannical regimes [and some of the bastards who’ve come to replace them]. Human rights knows no borders. Unfortunately, neither do the more negative aspects of suddenly finding yourself in a position […]

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

we have the right to be safe

This is the third in the latest set of films for Amnesty International about Syrian exiles living in the UK. It’s a bit of a hatchet job on the group “Syrians In Britain”, a gang of Assad loyalists with thinly-veiled fascist sympathies. Nice…. From the Amnesty bumph: Amnesty International UK joined with over 2000 Syrians […]

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

no more blood, no more fear

My latest Syria film for Amnesty International. More soon…. [additional camera by Martin Ginestie]

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

the long hand of the mukhabaraat

Those stalwarts of justice at Amnesty International sent me a text the other week: “We have a report coming out about Syrian regime intimidation of anti-government activists outside Syria…stories of horrific consequences for their families and friends at home. We’d like to help Syrians abroad say that they don’t have to be afraid to speak […]