the fire these times

38. My Father and Syria’s Forcibly Disappeared

This is a conversation with Wafa Mustafa, a Berlin-based Syrian journalist.

We spoke about her father, Ali Mustafa, who was forcibly disappeared by the Assad regime on July 2nd 2013. Wafa highlights the fact that those who are forcibly disappeared are often depoliticized and coated in ‘humanitarian’ language. We spoke about how she participated in the 2011 uprising and how her activism actually started from sooner. We also spoke about her journey from Syria to Turkey and then Berlin, about dealing with and talking about depression, and about her next projects.

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Music by Tarabeat.

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