Bashar, The Master of Chaos
Catalogue Number: A269-007
Producer: Illégitime Défense
Directors: Vitkine, Antoine
Producing Agencies: Illegitime Defense
Subject: Biography, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Global Issues, Global Studies, Guidance, History, Politics, Social Sciences, World History
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: France
Copyright Year: 2016
Running Time: 55:02
This documentary takes a close look at Syria’s strongman: Bashar al-Assad. What are the origins of this man who holds part of the world’s destiny in his hands? Bashar is first the product of a clan, the Assad, a family that reminds us of other terrible dynasties such as the Gaddafi or the Hussein clans, all who fought for political survival and control over their country.
Bashar Al Assad was often celebrated as a reformer and a reluctant leader – but that was before the war. Now he’s seen in a different light: a ruthless warrior, a tactical politician determined to retain power, some would say at any price. Bashar has one goal: to perpetuate his implacable power and that of his clan over Syria.