With just a mobile phone and a gun, Mahmud, Ziyad and their group risk their lives trying to save Yazidi women and girls being held by ISIS as Sabaya (sex slaves) in the most dangerous camp in the Middle East, Al-Hol in Syria. The film received the Jury prize at the 45th Hong Kong Film Festival and the world Documentary prize at the 37th Sundance Film Festival.
Hogir Hirori was born in 1980 in Duhok, Kurdistan. In 1999 he fled to Sweden, living in Stockholm since then. He works as a freelance photographer, editor, and director. Hirori’s The Deminer made its world premiere at the 30th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, where it received the Special Jury Award for Feature-Length Documentary. The film has traveled to more than 50 international film festivals and aired on more than 30 stations worldwide. His film Sabaya received several accolades and acclaim and won him the World Cinema Documentary Award at the 37th Sundance Film Festival.
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