Syria: Witnesses for the Prosecution

In Syria, for five years, ordinary men have been gathering evidence of all of the war crimes committed, whoever the perpetrators. Amid the thunder of bombs, these anonymous and unsung heroes take all the risks in the hope that one day those responsible will be held accountable in court.

Ibrahim, Othman, Sami, César, Adel and Bassam are the backbone of the most important collection of evidence seen during an ongoing conflict. They have recovered military orders, collected bomb fragments, taken toxic samples, filmed mutilated bodies and archived thousands of testimonies. Without them, the traces of this Syrian tragedy would disappear.

The story of these evidence “hunters” is one of a Syria never told: a story of men who choose, as their weapons of war, their mobile phones, their pens and the penal code to become witnesses for the prosecution against all abuses committed in Syria.


  • Year: 2016
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: Sunset Presse, La Jolie Prod
  • Director: Garance La Caisne, Olivier Joulie
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France


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