Syria's Slaughterhouses

Men and women who survived years of torture inside Syria’s prisons gives a rare insight into Bashar Al-Assad’s detention system. Prisoners are sent to Saydnaya prison to endure constant torture and inhuman treatment and to ultimately die. We've met some of them who had been forced to migrate to Turkey and Sweden

  • Mouhssine ENNAIMI
    Director
  • Mouhssine ENNAIMI
    Writer
  • Alexandra PAULIAT
    Writer
  • Mouhssine ENNAIMI
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 29, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Turkey
  • Country of Filming:
    Sweden
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    DIGITAL
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Association of International Broadcast, London (AIB)
    London
    United Kingdom
    Highly Commended
  • London International Movie Picture Awards (LIMPA)
    London
    United Kingdom
    Semi Final Selection (2019)
Director Biography - Mouhssine ENNAIMI

Mouhssine Ennaimi is a Director-Producer based in Istanbul. He is the co-founder and the Executive Producer of the documentary series Off The Grid. He started his career as a correspondent for French networks, working mainly out of South Asia and the Arab world. He lived in Colombo, Mumbai, Jerusalem and Doha. He was Field Producer and has spent more than a decade in hostile environments and war zones. Mouhssine is the author of ‘Slumboy’, a portrait of a Slumdog Millionaire type of hero living in Mumbai, and ‘The Strength to Say No’, a character-driven book about forced child-marriages in India.

Off the Grid is an Award-winning current affairs and documentary series covering global stories through personal journeys

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In feature films the director is God; In documentary films God is the director
A. Hitchcock