08/31/2012 08:36 am ET Updated Oct 31, 2012

TIFF Concerned Over Missing Syrian Filmmaker

The Toronto International Film Festival is among global industry interests expressing concern about Orwa Nyrabia, a Syrian filmmaker and festival organizer who disappeared last week en route to Egypt.

Nyrabia is believed to have been detained by Syrian security services as he prepared to board a flight from Damascus to Cairo.

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