109min or 52min original Kurmanji, English version with German or English subtitles available
Sinjar, Northern Iraq, 2014: Hanifa, a young Yezidi woman, miraculously survives the ISIS attack on the Yezidi religious and ethnic minority in the Sinjar region of northern Iraq. Hanifa escapes abduction by ISIS but her five younger sisters are all trucked off and enslaved. Based on exclusive access to one of the most dangerous and underreported places on earth, Oscar- and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Hanna Polak tracks Hanifa’s mission to find her sisters and bring them home – as she had promised her dying father she would.
2019 Česká televize Co-production Award & HBO Europe Award for production
2022 World Premiere Prix Gilda Vieira de Mello – FIFDH – 20 international Film Festivls and Forum on Human Rights, Geneve One World Prague 29 Hot Docs Toronto– North American Premiere Docs Against Gravity shortlisted European Film Award 'European Documentary'
Cast and Crew
Director Hanna Polak
Producer Hanna Polak (Hanna Polak Film Poland )
Director of Photography Hanna Polak, Mariusz Margas, Mykhailo Puziurin