Media / News appearances

2012

The Reluctant Revolutionary – Interview with Filmmaker Sean McAllister

Interview with Filmmaker Sean McAllister on his new film “The Reluctant Revolutionary” currently screening at the 2012 Traverse City Film Festival. Interviewed and filmed by Wayne Erreca for Traverse City Theatre Scene (8-2-12)

2011

Arrest in Syria

Channel 4 News

The prisoners ‘treated like animals’ in Syria’s dungeons – As Syria promises to release political prisoners, Channel 4 News talks to film-maker Sean McAllister about his fears for two of the activists he met whilst undercover who have since “disappeared”. www.channel4.com/news/the-prisoners-treated-like-animals-in-syrias-dungeons

CNN Anderson Copper AC360°

Filmmaker Sean McAllister tells Anderson Cooper he was arrested by Syrian authorities and heard others tortured. http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/31/video-filmmaker-i-heard-victims-in-syria/

Toronto Star

Syrian activists risk lives to help journalists. www.thestar.com/news/article/1078086

Channel 4 News

Internationally renowned film-maker Sean McAllister describes what he saw and heard while detained in a Syrian cell by the authorities. His account reveals an insight into how dissent is….
www.channel4.com/news/journalist-witnesses-syrian-authorities-torturing-activists

The Telegraph

British journalist witnesses torture in Syrian jail – Undercover filmmaker Sean McAllister was detained by Syrian security forces in Damascus for five days. He describes what he witnessed.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/8849541/British-journalist-witnesses-torture-in-Syrian-jail.html

Daily Mail

A documentary filmmaker has revealed the nightmares he witnessed after he was arrested and interrogated by the Syrian authorities. Sean McAllister was working for Channel 4 News covering the rebellion in the country when he was detained in a Damascus cafe last week. www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2053524/British-filmmaker-Sean-McAllisters-account-Syrian-prison.html#ixzz1bs69LuNE