Seven Year investigation
The investigation began days after the massacre as demonstrators fled across the border to the refugee camps in neighbouring Kyrgyzstan, where we interviewed countless witnesses and their families.
During the seven years of filming, witnesses that have appeared in the film have been threatened, arrested, tortured, in one case even killed. Without their bravery the truth would never be heard.
The efforts by the regime to cover up the massacre knows no bounds. As one of the one of the Uzbek journalists in the film says, we have to keep talking about what happened, so that we never forget those that lost their lives or those who continue the fight to bring freedom of information to Uzbekistan. To this day, much of the Uzbek population do not know what has happened on their own doorstep, and those that do know, are too frightened to talk about it.
And for those in western Europe and the United States, we need to know what kind of allies our leaders are making deals with in Central Asia.