The Shrouds of Darkness

by Mohammad Salah Farhan 


Wednesday, 15th March 2017, 19:00 - 21:00


A film inspired by the novel "The Shrouds of Darkness" by Walid Al-Hodali, who spent 14 years as apolitical prisoner. The film examines some interrogation techniques, the most dangerous of which is the Canaries Technique, which the Israeli Shabak has been using to deceive and entrap resistance fighters during interrogation.  

The screening will be followed by discussion with Mohammad Farhan, moderated by Victoria Brittain.


Victoria Brittain worked at The Guardian for many years and has lived and worked in Washington, Saigon, Algiers, Nairobi, and reported from many African, Asian and Middle Eastern countries. She is the author of a number of books on Africa and was co-author of Moazzam Begg's Guantanamo memoir, Enemy Combatant, author and co-author of two Guantanamo verbatim plays, and most recently of Shadow Lives, the forgotten women of the war on terror. She is on the board of the Institute of Race Relations, a patron of Palestine Solidarity, and co-founder of Action for Palestinian Children.

Mohammad Farhan is a Palestinian director who has produced numerous groundbreaking documentaries and film dramas which highlight humanitarian and national concerns. He was also director of several serials and programs for major satellite channels. Mr Farhan received a number of awards for his work in local and Arab festivals, where he captivated the imagination of viewers. Some of his works include Layla ala Alhajez “Night at the checkpoint” (Drama), Women of Light (Documentary), Black Gate (documentary) and Ghrab ElBain “Banshee Crow” (Drama).