Two children wading in water, one in the foreground looking to the side.



A Yazidi teenager films her life after returning from Islamic State captivity. She works to overcome her own trauma while caring for her younger brothers and trying to find kidnapped relatives.

Mediha, aged 15, is given a camera to help her tell her story. In 2014, she was kidnapped by ISIS fighters and sold as a sex slave. Now she and her brothers Ghazwan and Adnan live in a northern Iraqi camp, where they try to heal their wounded souls. At first, it is a shy, traumatised girl who turns the camera on herself. Gradually Mediha gathers strength and begins to look for her mother and youngest sibling. She reaches out to a professional rescue group, which has been embarking upon dangerous missions in Iraq, Syria and Turkey, to find her missing loved ones, who have disappeared like thousands of other members of the Yazidi ethnic and religious minority.

Atlas – Small Hall, Ke Štvanici 371/4, Praha 8


Ponrepo Cinema, Bartolomějská 11, Praha 1

Sára Foitová, Moderator
Hasan Oswald, Director
Original TitleMediha
Original LanguageArabic, English, Kurdish, Turkish
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginUSA, Iraq, Turkey, Syria
Length91 min.
Tags Children and Youth, Women's rights, Middle East
Director Hasan Oswald

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