Guarded by Kurdish forces, 73,000 Daesh (ISIS) supporters are locked up in the Al-Hol Camp in northeastern Syria. Considered the most dangerous camp in the Middle East, it is situated amidst a volatile political and military reality where Daesh is still omnipresent. Five years ago, Daesh killed thousands of Yazidis in the Sinjar province of Iraq and abducted thousands of Yazidi women and girls to be held and sold as sex slaves – called Sabaya.
Hogir Hirori was born 1980 in Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan. In 1999, he fled to Sweden and lives since then in Stockholm. He works as a freelance photographer, editor and director.He runs his own production company Lolav Media. Hogir’s most recent work, “The Deminer” had its world premiere at IDFA 2017, where it received the Special Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film has been travelling after that to more than 50 international film festivals and aired on more than 30 broadcasters worldwide.
Antonio Russo Merenda
Sundance, United States, 2021
World Documentary Directing Award
True/False, United States, 2021
True Life Fund Award
Documentary Edge, New Zealand, 2021
CPH:DOX, Denmark, 2021
Docville IDFF, Belgium, 2021
International Documentary and
Short Film Festival
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