The Empty Room: Q&A with activist Saliha Ben Ali

Empty Room, The

Language: Engels

Q&A with activist Saliha Ben Ali led by moderator Alwin Helmink.

Journalist Alwin Helmink published a series on Brussels‘ Molenbeek quarter, where some of the jihadist networks recruit young people. After the screening Alwin will interview Saliha Ben Ali about the process of radicalization and the importance of a formal victim status for her son. 

Saliha Ben Ali’s son Sabri is almost nineteen years old when one day, he leaves for Syria. The sudden and unbearable pain makes it impossible for Saliha to remain silent. Tirelessly she keeps on fighting to provide a dignified farewell for the young people who die in Syria and to tell her son’s story to warn other youngsters. Read more about Saliha and watch a short video clip.