LETTERS FROM SHENGAL
Duration: 80 mins
The film is about the suffering experienced during the attacks by ISIS mercenaries in Shengal, the liberation of the people of Shengal and the resistance of the fighters.
In the Summer of 2014, the Islamic State invaded Shengal, the Ezidi capital in Kurdistan (Iraq). The plan was to exterminate the ethnical/religious minority who were despised and called “devil worshippers’. 5000 Ezidi men have been killed, and 7000 women and children have been taken into slavery. This film tells Shengal’s liberation through the stories of five partisans who are five archetypes of the many that came to fight against the Islamic State from several different countries.
Dersim Zerevan – Director
Sat 13 May 2023, 16:15, Screen 2