Syrian human rights activists disappear… The statement below was originally issued as an online petition, but for safety reasons, this petition has now been closed down. Around 1000 film people from all over have signed. However, you can still show your support and solidarity by posting your message to the Syrian filmmakers on Facebook
‘To: Filmmakers Everywhere
Peaceful Syrian citizens are being killed today for their demands of basic rights and liberties.
It is the same oppression and corruption that kept Syrians prisoners and swallowed their freedom, properties and lives for decades, that is assassinating their bodies and dreams today.
We, the undersigned Syrian filmmakers, believe that a reform which does not start with putting an end to security forces control over our people’s lives and bodies, and with closing an era of shameful political imprisonment for good, is not enough.
Hereby, we call on all filmmakers in the world to contribute to stopping the killing by exposing and denouncing it, and by announcing their solidarity with the Syrian people and with their dreams of justice, equality and freedom.’