Nowhere to Hide
Saturday, 30.09., 6:30 p.m., Festsaal
Tuesday, 03.10., 8:00 p.m., kinoeins
Nowhere to Hide follows male nurse Nori Sharif through five years of dramatic change, providing unique access into one of the world’s most dangerous and inaccessible areas – the “triangle of death” in central Iraq. Initially filming stories of survivors and the hope of a better future as American and Coalition troops retreat from Iraq in 2011, conflicts continue with Iraqi militias, and the population flees accompanied by most of the hospital staff. Nori is one of the few who remain. When ISIS advances on Jalawla in 2014 and takes over the city, he too must flee with his family at a moment’s notice, and turns the camera on himself.
Nori is a cautious cameraman at first, experimenting with possibilities but always maintaining his intimate observation of his protagonists. This is a singular film whose immediacy is deeply moving.
NOWHERE TO HIDE won the IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary 2016.
Zaradasht Ahmedis a Kurdish-Norwegian filmmaker. He was born and raised in Northern Iraq. His previous work includes the award-winning documentary Road to Diyarbakir. He has many years of experience in documentary filmmaking in the Middle East, North-Africa, and Asia, as well as in holding workshops on documentation in local communities. His latest film on the topic of illegal immigration to Europe (for SVT Swedish Television) – Fata Morgana – has been screened at several prestigious Film festivals.