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Sabyea
A Yazidi woman lives in the valley of a mountain, in northern Iraq, with her only daughter. Her husband left with other men to fight ISIS, while other families decided to flee for safety. But despite everyone’s entreaties, our heroine decided to stubbornly stay put, preferring to die with honour rather than live like a slave (‘sabyea’).
2017 / Arabic and Kurdish dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 15 mins
Genre: Drama and Social
Programme: Muhr Gulf Short
Premiere: World Premiere
Rating: 12+
Contains: Adult References
Director: Dhyaa Joda
Producer: Dhyaa Joda, Sarah Majerus
Screenplay: Dhyaa Joda
DOP: Hussein Shabeeb
Editor: Zaydoon Hashim, Muha Nad Rasheed
Composer: Ata Güner
Cast: Fadia Kajo, Nuri Murad, Noor Safaa
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