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  • Shingal, Where Are You?
    October 11, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Shingal, Where Are You?

LA Premiere

2014, the Yezidi city of Shingal in northern Iraq was conquered by ISIS. The terror group murdered thousands of men and kidnapped 3,000 women and girls who became sex slaves – later recognized as a genocide by the UN and led to US airstrikes. In a deserted coal mine on the Turkish border, thousands of Yezidi refugees wait for safe return. Through the eyes of an older man, a teenage boy and a family, Shingal Where Are You? explores the burdens and dilemmas of this persecuted religious minority. Children discuss shockingly adult topics such as the chances of another genocide taking place, and how much better life would be in Europe. Meanwhile, the Havind family desperately tries to secure the return of their daughter from the ISIS slave camp. The suffering is made all the more palpable when the family visit their ancestral city of Shingal, which has been reduced to rubble. A haunting and moving film about human perseverance and family bonds against the backdrop of massacre, sexual slavery and forced exile.

Location

Venue:  

Address:
1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California, 90015, United States

Description:

Awareness Film Festival 2017

will be hosted at

 LA LIVE REGAL CINEMA 14