Ghosts • 53m
Directed by Morvary Samare ∙ 2009 ∙ Canada ∙ 53'
Three Arab-Canadian men, holding Canadian citizenship, are detained and tortured for months in Syria and Egypt. Upon their release, they return to Canada struggling to find answers as to why they were detained and tortured. An internal inquiry into their cases, known as the Iacobucci Inquiry, reveals that the Canadian government was complicit in their detention and torture.
The camera team of GHOSTS follows the lives and cases of these men for over a year, as the men fight to leave the horror of torture behind them. This is a powerful and intimate documentary about the fragile balance between democracy, human rights and national security fears, while portraying life in recovery after the experience and trauma of torture.