Nowhere to Hide follows male nurse Nori Sharif through five years of dramatic change, providing unique access into the “triangle of death” in central Iraq. Initially filming stories of survivors and the hope of a better future as American and Coalition troops retreat from Iraq in 2011, conflicts continue with Iraqi militias, and the population flees accompanied by most of the hospital staff. Nori is one of the few who remain. When ISIS advances on Jalawla in 2014 and takes over the city, he too must flee with his family at a moment’s notice, and turns the camera on himself.
Festivals And Awards
Director and Photographer Zaradasht Ahmed is a Kurdish/Norwegian Filmmaker. He was born and raised in Northern Iraq. His previous work includes the award-winning “Road to Diyarbakir”, and he has many years of experience working with documentary filmmaking in the Middle East, North-Africa, and Asia, as well as training local people in documentation. His latest film on the topic of illegal immigration to Europe (for SVT Swedish Television) – “Fata Morgana”, has been screened at several prestigious Film festivals.
Best Feature Length Documentary - IDFA 2016. Audience Award – Thessaloniki IFF 2017. Best Film Award - One World FF 2017. Best Film - DOK.fest Munich 2017. Special Jury Award - Nordic/Docs 2017. Best Documentary - Berkshire IFF 2017. Nestor Almendros Award - Human Rights Watch FF 2017.
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