Syrian film maker  Mohammad Malas arrested

Syrian film maker Mohammad Malas arrested

March 05, 2014

The Film Festival and International Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) made public on 4 March that the film maker Mohammad Malas was arrested at the Syrian-Lebanese border on his way to Geneva to present his film, Ladder to Damascus (La montée vers Damas – 2013). 

Mohammad Malas, born in 1945, is the most famous Syrian film maker - his 1992 film The Night was considered to be among the top 10 Arab films according to The Guardian. This film was banned for 4 years in Syria.