{"id":1338494091369,"title":"Nowhere to Hide","handle":"nowhere-to-hide","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e\u003cb style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.collectiveeye.org\/pages\/host-a-screening\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Community Screenings Form\" style=\"color: #ff0000;\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0133\/2562\/files\/Screening_large.png?13468160472198309702\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDirected by:\u003c\/strong\u003e Zaradasht Ahmed\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReleased:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2018 (educational)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#444444\" style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eYear of Production:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2016\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRunning Time: \u003c\/strong\u003e86 min + 58 min classroom version\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFormat: \u003c\/strong\u003eNTSC DVD\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003eLanguage: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003eArabic with English subtitles\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003eIncludes English SDH \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003eSubjects: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003eMiddle Eastern Studies, Immigrant and Refugee Studies\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/player.vimeo.com\/video\/190076830\" width=\"640\" height=\"360\" frameborder=\"0\" webkitallowfullscreen=\"\" mozallowfullscreen=\"\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/vimeo.com\/190076830\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSynopsis\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThis is a story of a man struggling for survival in Iraq...\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e  \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e...where war has become the norm. The enemy is invisible, and neither women nor children have a safe hideout. 36-year-old Iraqi Nori Sharif, is husband, father of four children, and a nurse. He becomes a videographer, documenting life over several years in one of Iraq’s most dangerous provinces: Diyala.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy following Nori we take part in his daily life. We are with him as another war erupts after the American retreat in 2011; a new war without fronts, uniforms or common rules. Without choosing sides, Nori records destruction as well as hope from this war zone. But it is the beginning of the end. The film stretches over a period of five years, beginning with the hope of a better future, to witnessing the growth of ISIS (the Islamic State), and eventually the fall of Nori’s home town. As Nori keeps filming throughout this period of time, he begins to turn the camera on himself.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNori’s narrative represents persistence, hope and faith. But, in this new reality of being squeezed between two giant forces – ISIS on one side and the Iraqi militias on the other, is it possible to remain impartial and keep his family intact? Will he and his family survive, and be able to rebuild the country and the oasis that lies hidden behind the smoke and rubble?\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBackground on the Issue\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"av-special-heading av-special-heading-h1 custom-color-heading blockquote modern-quote avia-builder-el-39 el_before_av_one_half avia-builder-el-first \"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"av-subheading av-subheading_below av_custom_color \"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFifteen years after the US-led invasion of Iraq the country continues to dominate the headlines with stories of sectarian violence, bombings, kidnappings, corruption and dire poverty, human displacement and a massive refugee crisis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"flex_column av_one_half flex_column_div av-zero-column-padding first avia-builder-el-40 el_after_av_heading el_before_av_one_half \"\u003e\n\u003csection class=\"av_textblock_section \" itemscope=\"itemscope\" itemtype=\"https:\/\/schema.org\/CreativeWork\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"avia_textblock av_inherit_color \" itemprop=\"text\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInstitutions and infrastructures are breaking down, and the de-stabilization of the region continues to reach new areas. The country has become a breeding ground for new and diverging religious, ethnic and political conflicts that also spreads far beyond the Arabian Peninsula. A lot of land is now in the Islamic state’s (IS) hands; a seemingly undefined army of international jihadist, mercenaries, ex-military and clans that don’t seem to have any greater common long-term strategy than power and influence.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"flex_column av_one_half flex_column_div av-zero-column-padding avia-builder-el-42 el_after_av_one_half avia-builder-el-last \"\u003e\n\u003csection class=\"av_textblock_section \" itemscope=\"itemscope\" itemtype=\"https:\/\/schema.org\/CreativeWork\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"avia_textblock av_inherit_color \" itemprop=\"text\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDuring the first years after the US invasion a war pattern was obvious: that being between the occupier and the opposition forces. But in 2006-8 there was a change in character; ethnic sectarianism flared up and the violence became increasingly unpredictable and random. Families, tribes and communities were divided, and it became difficult to distinguish friend from foe. How can one give a truthful picture of this state of war when the areas are forbidden “no-go”-zones, and the survivors are without a voice? By training and directing Nori Sharif to film his surrounding, this has become a possibility.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"textbox\" dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Festivals - \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cb\u003e17 prestigious awards to date\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBest Feature Length Documentary – IDFA \u003cem\u003e(top prize)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAudience Award, International Selection - Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2017\u003cbr\u003eBest Film Award, International Competition - One World Film Festival 2017\u003cem\u003e (largest human rights film festival in the world)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBest Feature Length Documentary - Dokfilm, Norway 2017\u003cbr\u003eBest Film Main Competition - Dok.international, DokFest Münich 2017\u003cbr\u003eSpecial Jury Award - Nordic\/Docs 2017\u003cbr\u003eBest Documentary - Berkshire International Film Festival 2017\u003cbr\u003eNestor Almendros Award for courage in filmmaking + Opening Night Film - Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2017\u003cbr\u003eSpecial Founders Prize For Citizen Journalism - Traverse City Film Festival\u003cbr\u003eAmanda Award – Best Documentary \u003cem\u003e(equivalent to Oscar in Norway)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003eEurope Orient Documentary Film Festival 2017 – Best Director Zaradasht Ahmed\u003cbr\u003eAudience Award - Twin Cities Arab Film Festival 2017\u003cbr\u003eBest Documentary – Bergen International Film Festival 2017\u003cbr\u003eSMart Award - Festival des Libertés, Belgium 2017 \u003cbr\u003eAudience Award - 44th Internationales Filmwochenende in Würzburg, Germany 2018\u003cbr\u003eBest Feature Documentary - 2018 Social Impact Media Awards\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJury Award - 2018 Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"textbox\" dir=\"ltr\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003eIn The Press\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\"★★★★ - “Nowhere to Hide’ gives a gift: Making Iraq under the Islamic State no longer a faraway crisis.” \u003cem\u003e- \u003c\/em\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cem\u003eThe Washington Post, Chief Film Critic Ann Hornaday\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e“Nowhere to Hide is the most essential documentary of the year.\" \u003cem\u003e- \u003c\/em\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cem\u003eChicago Reader\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e“\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e★★★★ - Nowhere to Hide” makes it not just impossible, but unconscionable, to turn away.” \u003cem\u003e- \u003c\/em\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cem\u003eChicago Tribune \u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e“Bracing doc ‘Nowhere to Hide’ puts you on the ground and on the run in war-torn Iraq... potently immersive… a deeply personal perspective of the volatility in Iraq over the years following the 2011 pullout of American troops. Rather than taking a more traditional documentary-filmmaking \u003cwbr\u003e\u003c\/wbr\u003eapproach, Kurdish Norwegian director Zaradasht Ahmed shrewdly chose to hand his camera over to Sharif, a soulful, eloquent father of four whose firsthand interactions provide an affecting portrait of ordinary civilians caught in an endless crossfire between Islamic State and Shiite and Kurdish factions… offers an uneasy prognosis that is at once graphically gut-wrenching and doggedly life-affirming.”\u003cem\u003e - \u003c\/em\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cem\u003eLos Angeles Times\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e“Raw immediacy that’s both appropriate and involving…gripping portrait…buoyed by Mr. Sharif’s cheery personality” \u003cem\u003e- \u003c\/em\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cem\u003eThe New York Times - CRITICS' PICK!  \u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e“Some great documentaries cut through the inessentials and help you make sense of an apparently senseless world. Others have the opposite effect: They shock you into an even greater confoundment, demonstrating, moment by moment, how irrational the world really is. Nowhere to Hide is in the latter camp. It’s an “experiential” doc, a first-person view of the disintegration of Iraq as it happens…very beautiful guitar soundtrack… No one can make sense of what is happening to this and other families. But they must film it.” \u003cem\u003e– David Edelstein, \u003c\/em\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cem\u003eNew York Magazine \/ Vulture \u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003eAbout the Director\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003eDirector and Photographer Zaradasht Ahmed is a Kurdish\/Norwegian Filmmaker. He was born and raised in Northern Iraq. His previous work includes the award-winning “Road to Diyarbakir” and “Fata Morgana”. His latest film “Nowhere to Hide” has won several prestigious international prizes including Best Feature Length Documentary at IDFA (2016), Best Documentary at the One World Human Rights Festival (2017), the Audience Award at Thessaloniki Film Festival (2017), the Nestor Almendros Prize for courage in filmmaking at the Human Rights Watch FF (New York 2017), the Citizen Journalists prize from Traverse City FF (2017), and the Norwegian AMANDA for Best Documentary (2017). Zaradasht has many years of experience working with documentary filmmaking in the Middle East, North-Africa, and Asian regions, as well as experience training locals in documentation.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"pageContainer1\" data-page-number=\"1\" data-loaded=\"true\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv data-canvas-width=\"745.4456470588237\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"page\" title=\"Page 2\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"column\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2018-09-13T12:27:36-07:00","created_at":"2018-09-12T14:36:44-07:00","vendor":"Kathlyn Horan","type":"DVD","tags":[],"price":15000,"price_min":15000,"price_max":49500,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":12626527879273,"title":"University \u0026 College (with PPR*)","option1":"University \u0026 College (with PPR*)","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"NTH-U","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Nowhere to Hide - 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The enemy is invisible, and neither women nor children have a safe hideout. 36-year-old Iraqi Nori Sharif, is husband, father of four children, and a nurse. He becomes a videographer, documenting life over several years in one of Iraq’s most dangerous provinces: Diyala.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy following Nori we take part in his daily life. We are with him as another war erupts after the American retreat in 2011; a new war without fronts, uniforms or common rules. Without choosing sides, Nori records destruction as well as hope from this war zone. But it is the beginning of the end. The film stretches over a period of five years, beginning with the hope of a better future, to witnessing the growth of ISIS (the Islamic State), and eventually the fall of Nori’s home town. As Nori keeps filming throughout this period of time, he begins to turn the camera on himself.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNori’s narrative represents persistence, hope and faith. But, in this new reality of being squeezed between two giant forces – ISIS on one side and the Iraqi militias on the other, is it possible to remain impartial and keep his family intact? Will he and his family survive, and be able to rebuild the country and the oasis that lies hidden behind the smoke and rubble?\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBackground on the Issue\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"av-special-heading av-special-heading-h1 custom-color-heading blockquote modern-quote avia-builder-el-39 el_before_av_one_half avia-builder-el-first \"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"av-subheading av-subheading_below av_custom_color \"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFifteen years after the US-led invasion of Iraq the country continues to dominate the headlines with stories of sectarian violence, bombings, kidnappings, corruption and dire poverty, human displacement and a massive refugee crisis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"flex_column av_one_half flex_column_div av-zero-column-padding first avia-builder-el-40 el_after_av_heading el_before_av_one_half \"\u003e\n\u003csection class=\"av_textblock_section \" itemscope=\"itemscope\" itemtype=\"https:\/\/schema.org\/CreativeWork\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"avia_textblock av_inherit_color \" itemprop=\"text\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInstitutions and infrastructures are breaking down, and the de-stabilization of the region continues to reach new areas. The country has become a breeding ground for new and diverging religious, ethnic and political conflicts that also spreads far beyond the Arabian Peninsula. A lot of land is now in the Islamic state’s (IS) hands; a seemingly undefined army of international jihadist, mercenaries, ex-military and clans that don’t seem to have any greater common long-term strategy than power and influence.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"flex_column av_one_half flex_column_div av-zero-column-padding avia-builder-el-42 el_after_av_one_half avia-builder-el-last \"\u003e\n\u003csection class=\"av_textblock_section \" itemscope=\"itemscope\" itemtype=\"https:\/\/schema.org\/CreativeWork\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"avia_textblock av_inherit_color \" itemprop=\"text\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDuring the first years after the US invasion a war pattern was obvious: that being between the occupier and the opposition forces. But in 2006-8 there was a change in character; ethnic sectarianism flared up and the violence became increasingly unpredictable and random. Families, tribes and communities were divided, and it became difficult to distinguish friend from foe. How can one give a truthful picture of this state of war when the areas are forbidden “no-go”-zones, and the survivors are without a voice? By training and directing Nori Sharif to film his surrounding, this has become a possibility.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"textbox\" dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Festivals - \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cb\u003e17 prestigious awards to date\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBest Feature Length Documentary – IDFA \u003cem\u003e(top prize)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAudience Award, International Selection - Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2017\u003cbr\u003eBest Film Award, International Competition - One World Film Festival 2017\u003cem\u003e (largest human rights film festival in the world)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBest Feature Length Documentary - Dokfilm, Norway 2017\u003cbr\u003eBest Film Main Competition - Dok.international, DokFest Münich 2017\u003cbr\u003eSpecial Jury Award - Nordic\/Docs 2017\u003cbr\u003eBest Documentary - Berkshire International Film Festival 2017\u003cbr\u003eNestor Almendros Award for courage in filmmaking + Opening Night Film - Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2017\u003cbr\u003eSpecial Founders Prize For Citizen Journalism - Traverse City Film Festival\u003cbr\u003eAmanda Award – Best Documentary \u003cem\u003e(equivalent to Oscar in Norway)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003eEurope Orient Documentary Film Festival 2017 – Best Director Zaradasht Ahmed\u003cbr\u003eAudience Award - Twin Cities Arab Film Festival 2017\u003cbr\u003eBest Documentary – Bergen International Film Festival 2017\u003cbr\u003eSMart Award - Festival des Libertés, Belgium 2017 \u003cbr\u003eAudience Award - 44th Internationales Filmwochenende in Würzburg, Germany 2018\u003cbr\u003eBest Feature Documentary - 2018 Social Impact Media Awards\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJury Award - 2018 Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"textbox\" dir=\"ltr\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003eIn The Press\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\"★★★★ - “Nowhere to Hide’ gives a gift: Making Iraq under the Islamic State no longer a faraway crisis.” \u003cem\u003e- \u003c\/em\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cem\u003eThe Washington Post, Chief Film Critic Ann Hornaday\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e“Nowhere to Hide is the most essential documentary of the year.\" \u003cem\u003e- \u003c\/em\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cem\u003eChicago Reader\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e“\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e★★★★ - Nowhere to Hide” makes it not just impossible, but unconscionable, to turn away.” \u003cem\u003e- \u003c\/em\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cem\u003eChicago Tribune \u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e“Bracing doc ‘Nowhere to Hide’ puts you on the ground and on the run in war-torn Iraq... potently immersive… a deeply personal perspective of the volatility in Iraq over the years following the 2011 pullout of American troops. Rather than taking a more traditional documentary-filmmaking \u003cwbr\u003e\u003c\/wbr\u003eapproach, Kurdish Norwegian director Zaradasht Ahmed shrewdly chose to hand his camera over to Sharif, a soulful, eloquent father of four whose firsthand interactions provide an affecting portrait of ordinary civilians caught in an endless crossfire between Islamic State and Shiite and Kurdish factions… offers an uneasy prognosis that is at once graphically gut-wrenching and doggedly life-affirming.”\u003cem\u003e - \u003c\/em\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cem\u003eLos Angeles Times\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e“Raw immediacy that’s both appropriate and involving…gripping portrait…buoyed by Mr. Sharif’s cheery personality” \u003cem\u003e- \u003c\/em\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cem\u003eThe New York Times - CRITICS' PICK!  \u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e“Some great documentaries cut through the inessentials and help you make sense of an apparently senseless world. Others have the opposite effect: They shock you into an even greater confoundment, demonstrating, moment by moment, how irrational the world really is. Nowhere to Hide is in the latter camp. It’s an “experiential” doc, a first-person view of the disintegration of Iraq as it happens…very beautiful guitar soundtrack… No one can make sense of what is happening to this and other families. But they must film it.” \u003cem\u003e– David Edelstein, \u003c\/em\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cem\u003eNew York Magazine \/ Vulture \u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003eAbout the Director\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003eDirector and Photographer Zaradasht Ahmed is a Kurdish\/Norwegian Filmmaker. He was born and raised in Northern Iraq. His previous work includes the award-winning “Road to Diyarbakir” and “Fata Morgana”. His latest film “Nowhere to Hide” has won several prestigious international prizes including Best Feature Length Documentary at IDFA (2016), Best Documentary at the One World Human Rights Festival (2017), the Audience Award at Thessaloniki Film Festival (2017), the Nestor Almendros Prize for courage in filmmaking at the Human Rights Watch FF (New York 2017), the Citizen Journalists prize from Traverse City FF (2017), and the Norwegian AMANDA for Best Documentary (2017). 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    • Directed by: Zaradasht Ahmed
    • Released: 2018 (educational)
    • Year of Production: 2016
Running Time: 86 min + 58 min classroom version
Format: NTSC DVD
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Includes English SDH 
Subjects: Middle Eastern Studies, Immigrant and Refugee Studies
  

 

Synopsis

This is a story of a man struggling for survival in Iraq...
  

...where war has become the norm. The enemy is invisible, and neither women nor children have a safe hideout. 36-year-old Iraqi Nori Sharif, is husband, father of four children, and a nurse. He becomes a videographer, documenting life over several years in one of Iraq’s most dangerous provinces: Diyala.

By following Nori we take part in his daily life. We are with him as another war erupts after the American retreat in 2011; a new war without fronts, uniforms or common rules. Without choosing sides, Nori records destruction as well as hope from this war zone. But it is the beginning of the end. The film stretches over a period of five years, beginning with the hope of a better future, to witnessing the growth of ISIS (the Islamic State), and eventually the fall of Nori’s home town. As Nori keeps filming throughout this period of time, he begins to turn the camera on himself.

Nori’s narrative represents persistence, hope and faith. But, in this new reality of being squeezed between two giant forces – ISIS on one side and the Iraqi militias on the other, is it possible to remain impartial and keep his family intact? Will he and his family survive, and be able to rebuild the country and the oasis that lies hidden behind the smoke and rubble?

Background on the Issue

Fifteen years after the US-led invasion of Iraq the country continues to dominate the headlines with stories of sectarian violence, bombings, kidnappings, corruption and dire poverty, human displacement and a massive refugee crisis.

Institutions and infrastructures are breaking down, and the de-stabilization of the region continues to reach new areas. The country has become a breeding ground for new and diverging religious, ethnic and political conflicts that also spreads far beyond the Arabian Peninsula. A lot of land is now in the Islamic state’s (IS) hands; a seemingly undefined army of international jihadist, mercenaries, ex-military and clans that don’t seem to have any greater common long-term strategy than power and influence.

During the first years after the US invasion a war pattern was obvious: that being between the occupier and the opposition forces. But in 2006-8 there was a change in character; ethnic sectarianism flared up and the violence became increasingly unpredictable and random. Families, tribes and communities were divided, and it became difficult to distinguish friend from foe. How can one give a truthful picture of this state of war when the areas are forbidden “no-go”-zones, and the survivors are without a voice? By training and directing Nori Sharif to film his surrounding, this has become a possibility.

Awards & Festivals - 17 prestigious awards to date

Best Feature Length Documentary – IDFA (top prize)
Audience Award, International Selection - Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2017
Best Film Award, International Competition - One World Film Festival 2017 (largest human rights film festival in the world)
Best Feature Length Documentary - Dokfilm, Norway 2017
Best Film Main Competition - Dok.international, DokFest Münich 2017
Special Jury Award - Nordic/Docs 2017
Best Documentary - Berkshire International Film Festival 2017
Nestor Almendros Award for courage in filmmaking + Opening Night Film - Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2017
Special Founders Prize For Citizen Journalism - Traverse City Film Festival
Amanda Award – Best Documentary (equivalent to Oscar in Norway)
Europe Orient Documentary Film Festival 2017 – Best Director Zaradasht Ahmed
Audience Award - Twin Cities Arab Film Festival 2017
Best Documentary – Bergen International Film Festival 2017
SMart Award - Festival des Libertés, Belgium 2017 
Audience Award - 44th Internationales Filmwochenende in Würzburg, Germany 2018
Best Feature Documentary - 2018 Social Impact Media Awards
Jury Award - 2018 Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

 

In The Press
 
"★★★★ - “Nowhere to Hide’ gives a gift: Making Iraq under the Islamic State no longer a faraway crisis.” The Washington Post, Chief Film Critic Ann Hornaday

“Nowhere to Hide is the most essential documentary of the year." Chicago Reader

★★★★ - Nowhere to Hide” makes it not just impossible, but unconscionable, to turn away.” Chicago Tribune 

“Bracing doc ‘Nowhere to Hide’ puts you on the ground and on the run in war-torn Iraq... potently immersive… a deeply personal perspective of the volatility in Iraq over the years following the 2011 pullout of American troops. Rather than taking a more traditional documentary-filmmaking approach, Kurdish Norwegian director Zaradasht Ahmed shrewdly chose to hand his camera over to Sharif, a soulful, eloquent father of four whose firsthand interactions provide an affecting portrait of ordinary civilians caught in an endless crossfire between Islamic State and Shiite and Kurdish factions… offers an uneasy prognosis that is at once graphically gut-wrenching and doggedly life-affirming.” Los Angeles Times

“Raw immediacy that’s both appropriate and involving…gripping portrait…buoyed by Mr. Sharif’s cheery personality” The New York Times - CRITICS' PICK!  

“Some great documentaries cut through the inessentials and help you make sense of an apparently senseless world. Others have the opposite effect: They shock you into an even greater confoundment, demonstrating, moment by moment, how irrational the world really is. Nowhere to Hide is in the latter camp. It’s an “experiential” doc, a first-person view of the disintegration of Iraq as it happens…very beautiful guitar soundtrack… No one can make sense of what is happening to this and other families. But they must film it.” – David Edelstein,  New York Magazine / Vulture 
 
About the Director
 
Director and Photographer Zaradasht Ahmed is a Kurdish/Norwegian Filmmaker. He was born and raised in Northern Iraq. His previous work includes the award-winning “Road to Diyarbakir” and “Fata Morgana”. His latest film “Nowhere to Hide” has won several prestigious international prizes including Best Feature Length Documentary at IDFA (2016), Best Documentary at the One World Human Rights Festival (2017), the Audience Award at Thessaloniki Film Festival (2017), the Nestor Almendros Prize for courage in filmmaking at the Human Rights Watch FF (New York 2017), the Citizen Journalists prize from Traverse City FF (2017), and the Norwegian AMANDA for Best Documentary (2017). Zaradasht has many years of experience working with documentary filmmaking in the Middle East, North-Africa, and Asian regions, as well as experience training locals in documentation.
 

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