- Tue 18 Jul 2017
- 7:00 pm
In Tadmor, former Lebanese detainees break their silence about the years they spent in Tadmor prison and to tell their story. They rebuild Tadmor in an abandoned school near Beirut so that they can re-enact their experience, overcome it and move on.
Tadmor is the Arabic name for the Syrian city Palmyra, home of one of the most magnificent ancient cities dating back to the 3rd century BC. It is also know by Syrian people as one of the most notorious political prisons in recent history, where prisoners, often detained for many years without trial, have been subjected to systematic torture.
The first time the film is being screened in the UK. Tadmor won Best Political Film Award at the 2016 Filmfest Hamburg. Running time: 103 min. Certificate: Not certified, but suggested 15. This film and Q&A is part of Celebrating Syria: A Festival of Arts and Culture (events listed here). Tickets are £5 / £3 / free for refugees and asylum seekers.