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With just a mobile phone and a gun, Mahmud, Ziyad and other volunteers from the Yazidi Home Center risk their lives trying to save Yazidi women and girls being held by ISIS as Sabaya (sex slaves) in the most dangerous camp in the Middle East, Al-Hol in Syria. Often accompanied by female infiltrators and working mostly at night, they must act extremely quickly to avoid potential violence. In this visceral, often edge-of-your-seat film,we experience both the tense situation in the camp and the comfort of daily life at home, where Mahmud’s wife, Siham, and his mother, Zahra, lovingly help the traumatized girls shed off the black garments of an ideology that tolerates nothing but itself.
Available Fri August 06, Virtual Screening Room
Sweden, 2021, in Kurdish, Color, 90 min
Director: Hogir Hirori, Writer: Hogir Hirori