109min, Germany/Poland, 2022


Screenplay: Hanna Polak

Cinematography: Hanna Polak, Mariusz Margas, Mykhailo Puziurin

Editor: Marcin Kot Bastkowski, Hanna Polak

Music: Łukasz Pieprzyk

Producer: Hanna Polak, Simone Baumann

Production Company: HBO Max, Hanna Polak Films, Saxonia Entertainment, with participation of ZDF in cooperation with ARTE, Česka Telewize

Distribution/sales: Deckert Distribution


Sinjar, Northern Iraq, 2014: Hanifa, a young Yezidi woman, miraculously survives the ISIS attack on the Yezidi religious and ethnic minority in the Sinjar region of northern Iraq. Hanifa escapes abduction by ISIS but her five younger sisters are all trucked off and enslaved.


Underage Engineers (2020), Something Better to Come (2014), Battle of Warsaw 1920 in 3D (2010), Faces of Homelessness (2007), The Children of Leningradsky (2004)

Festivals and Awards:

FIFDH Geneva 2022, Switzerland

One World Prague 2022, Czech Republic

Hot Docs 2022, Canada

Millenium Docs Against Gravity 2022, Poland (Special Mention in the Best Polish Film Award Competition & Special Mention in the Lower Silesia Grand Prix Competition)

DocEdge 2022, New Zealand

Adana Golden Boll Film Festival 2022, Turkey