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Exhibition

Caesar Exhibit

Date
Wednesday 15 December 2021 - Friday 17 December 2021
Address
Wijnhaven
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Room
In front of room 2.60

The Caesar exhibit is a series of photographs taken by a former Syrian military photographer, pseudonym 'Caesar', which document the crimes of the Assad regime in graphic detail. Such photographs testify to the extreme lengths of brutality to which the Assad regime has gone to eliminate popular discontent.

Ceaser file

The 55.000 photographs Caesar smuggled out of Syria, known as the Ceaser file, document atrocities carried out by the Assad regime against civilians and have been verified by the FBI's International Human Rights Unit (IHRU). They depict groups of people and individuals, men and women, children and elderly, people from different ethnic groups - Arab, Kurd, Christian, Alawite: their one commonality is they all were somehow judged disloyal to Assad. Disloyalty could be demonstrated by providing humanitarian aid, showing sympathy to victims, living in the wrong city, or for other, trivial reasons.

Ceaser himself was not allowed to grimace or show any compassion while photographing the brutally tortured and killed victims, otherwise he too would have been killed. 

Exhibit at Wijnhaven

The exhibit contains 32 of those photographs which will be displayed 15 - 17 December 2021 at Wijnhaven.

For Sama

The Exhibit is accompanied by a streaming of the documentary 'For Sama' -  which tells the story of Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria - on Thursday 16 December, 17:00 hrs in room 2.01 at Wijnhaven.

Please register for the film via this form.

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