Decades after Lebanon's civil war, thousands still missing
Imagine a loved one going missing at a time of war. Waiting day by day for any word on his fate. Then year by year. Then decade by decade.
Hard as it may be to imagine such ongoing uncertainty, that's been the reality for many Lebanese families.
Lebanon's 15-year civil war ended in 1990, but 17,000 people remain missing. Some of those are believed to be in Syria, but as that country's own civil war rages on, it churns up moments of hope and despair.
'Many prisoners come, say "we know Emad . We saw him. He is in the prison Tadmur . He is very thin. Sitting alone all the time and not speaking with anyone.'" - Samia Abdullah, Emad's sister
Rebecca Collard'sdocumentary, The Unforgotten, shares the story of Samia Abdullah's search for her brother, Emad.
The Current's documentary editor is Joan Webber.