Filmmaker Firas Alshater was imprisoned for his activism in Syria. He became a sensation on social media after blindfolding himself in a Berlin public plaza with a sign that read: “I am a Syrian refugee. I trust you — do you trust me?”
If you haven’t seen the three-minute video that made him famous, you’ll want to.
“I was waiting, I don’t know if somebody will come and hug me, I don’t know if somebody will come and kick me, I don’t know what will happen,” he says. “But then, I hear that there is a lot of people near me and there is people making photos and selfies and but nobody hug me. And then comes someone and hugs me. And he was my camera man and he was trying to say to people, ‘Hey come over, trust this person.”