Doc Soup October: Sabaya


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Oct 20, 2021 7:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Sweden
Cinema Extra
Display Category:Doc Soup
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Hogir Hirori


Winner—World Cinema Documentary Directing Award, Sundance Film Festival 2021

In Northeastern Syria's notoriously dangerous Al-Hol Camp, thousands of abducted Yazidi women and girls are held and trafficked as sabaya (sex slaves) by ISIS. Armed with only a mobile phone, a small gun, and earth-shattering bravery and courage Mahmud, Ziyad and volunteers—some of them former sabaya—work tirelessly to stage numerous rescue operations. And after the heart-stopping tension of midnight raids, car chases and hails of bullets, the rescued women and girls find a place to heal under the care of Mahmud's wife Siha and mother Zahra, a space where they are able to shed the black garments of an ideology that tolerates nothing but itself.

Includes a post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Hogir Hirori and producer Antonio Russo Merenda.

Subscribers can view in-cinema on Wednesday, October 20. You will receive an email with instructions to reserve your seat.

Subscribers can view online from Thursday, October 21 to Sunday, October 24. During this time, the film will be available on the portal. Please sign in with your email and password.