We are a generation who will not stand for the brutality against our brothers and sisters, wherever that may be. As a part of a global connectivity, there is a responsibility that flows from it. Invisible Children stands behind the Cinema for Peace Foundation in its release of “Siege on Syria”, a new short film on the atrocities taking place in Syria, committed by President Bashar al-Assad and his regime.
Since spring 2011, President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian armed forces have tried to violently crush a popular uprising against his regime. The security forces are repeatedly targeting civilians by shelling houses and executing women and children from point-blank range. These atrocities have already claimed almost 20,000 lives, more than 200,000 people arrested, and caused close to 100,000 refugees to leave the country.