“I believe that we who were tortured will never be the same”

Documentary features the stories of four torture survivors

A still from the documentary After Life: 4 Stories of Torture, directed by Mervi Junkkonen

Although today another documentary premieres on Channel 4, we realised we had neglected to share this deeply impressive documentary After Life: 4 Stories of Torture.

After Life follows the life of four torture survivors who have moved to Helsinki, Finland after escaping their homelands. Their daily lives are filled with reminders and confrontations with their past – a past marked by the violence, betrayal and fear of being tortured. Magnificently shot in stark contrasts and extreme close-ups, Mervi Junkkonen’s direction is both lonely and bleak and yet deeply moving.

The IRCT co-sponsored a screening and post-screening discussion with the director at the One World International Human Rights Festival in Brussels, Belgium earlier this year.

Visit the film festival website for a trailer of the film.

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