Angels of Sinjar

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.

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Country of Production
Poland, Germany

Year of Production
2022

Format
HD, DCP

Length
109 min

Director
Hanna Polak

Production
HBO Max, Hanna Polak Films, Saxonia Entertainment with participation of ZDF in cooperation with ARTE, Česká Telewize

Original Language
Kurmanji, English

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

FIFDH Geneva 2022 (Prix Gilda Vieira de Mello)
One World Prague 2022
Hot Docs 2022
Millenium Docs Against Gravity 2022 (Special Mention in the the Best Polish Film Award Competition & Special Mention in the Lower Silesia Grand Prix Competition)
DocEdge 2022
Adana Golden Boll Film Festival 2022
Karama Beirut HRFF 2022
Verzió HRFF 2022
Festival dei Popoli 2022