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 Emmynominated filmmaker Hanna Polak tracks Hanifa’s mission to find her sisters and bring them home – as she had promised her dying father she would.
Hanna Polak, Mariusz Margas, Mykhailo Puziurin
Hanna Polak (Hanna Polak Films/Poland), Simone Baumann (Saxonia Entertainment/Germany)
Human rights, In other languages
HBO MAX, Hanna Polak Films, Saxonia Entertainment, ZDF, Arte, Česká Telewize
FIFDH Geneva (Prix Gilda Vieira de Mello)
Millenium Docs Against Gravity (Special Mention in the the Best Polish Film Award Competition & Special Mention in the Lower Silesia Grand Prix Competition)