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"Baltic focus" competition program
"Baltic focus" competition program
Angels of Sinjar
  • 109 min
  • Kurmanji, English
  • English
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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 an 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 to keep the promise given to her dying father.
Film crew
  • Director:
    Hanna Polak
  • Screenwriter:
    Hanna Polak
  • Cinematographer:
    Hanna Polak, Mariusz Margas, Mykhailo Puziurin
  • Producer:
    Hanna Polak (Hanna Polak Films/Poland), Simone Baumann (Saxonia Entertainment/Germany)
  • Composer:
    Łukasz Pieprzyk
  • Sound operator:
    Bartez Putkiewicz
  • Theme:
    Human rights, In other languages
  • Film studio:
    HBO MAX, Hanna Polak Films, Saxonia Entertainment, ZDF, Arte, Česká Telewize
  • Language:
    Kurmanji, English
  • Subtitles:
  • Artdocfest 2023
    Baltic Focus
  • International festivals
    FIFDH Geneva (Prix Gilda Vieira de Mello)
  • International festivals
    Millenium Docs Against Gravity (Special Mention in the the Best Polish Film Award Competition & Special Mention in the Lower Silesia Grand Prix Competition)