Syrian filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia
's detention in August prompted an international outcry
, and appeals for his release
by Robert De Niro, Martin Scorcese and others. Now free in Cairo, Nyrabia discusses his ordeal and why he continues to speak out against the Assad regime.
Nyrabia is an acclaimed documentary filmmaker and one of the organizers
of the DOX BOX international documentary film festival in Damascus.
: Jian spoke to Nyrabia's friend and colleague Mahmoud Kaabour on September 5 about his disappearance.