Iraq, Germany and Qatar / 2016 / Kurdish and Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 92 mins

Genre: Drama, Social, War and Fiction
Programme: Muhr Feature
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 15+
Contains: Adult References and Violence

Reko (33) and Pero (23) are a Yazidi couple preparing for their wedding, when ISIS fighters attack their village. Young Yazidi girls, including Pero, are sold as slaves and are tortured and raped. Reko, who escapes the attack as he was at work as a security guard at an American oil firm, is devastated by the attack. While searching for his family and Pero, he witnesses the tragic consequences of the attacks on the Yazidis. Eventually, he finds his family and Pero, who has been liberated and in a refugee camp. A sweeping narrative of love and courage against the backdrop of one of the most horrific war crimes of our time.

Director : Hussein Hassan
Producer : Mehmet Aktas
Scriptwriter : Mehmet Aktas, Hussein Hassan
DOP : Touraj Aslani
Editor : Ebrahim Saeedi
Composer : Mustafa Biber
Cast : Rekesh Shehbaz, Diman Zandi, Maryam Boobani, Imad Lezgin


Muhr Feature Awards 2016

Best Muhr Fiction Feature
Hussein Hassan (Director)