Mediha

Hasan Oswald
/ United States
/ 2023
/ 91 mins
/ Arabic, Kurdish
New Zealand Premiere

Awareness is the first step towards justice. 

Mediha, a teenage Yazidi girl recently returned from ISIS captivity, turns her camera on herself to process her trauma.  

Having survived kidnapping and enslavement by ISIS, she and her younger brothers, Ghazwen and Adnan, must now attempt to rebuild their lives with the whereabouts of their father, mother and baby brother unknown. Faced by local and international complexities, which continue to affect rescue and accountability efforts eight years after the genocide, the siblings must turn to a network of Yazidi rescuers in their search. 

Confronting her past through personal video diaries, Mediha reclaims her voice and steps bravely towards the future. 

Film Trailer

with director Hasan Oswald following the screening on
* 24 June, 8:15 pm, at Hoyts EntX
* 27 June, 12:30 pm, at Alice Cinema

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Film Info

Director: Hasan Oswald
Producer: Fahrinisa Campana, Annelise Mecca, Stephen Nemeth, Hasan Oswald, Alexander Spiess
Country: United States
Language: Arabic, Kurdish
Year: 2023
Duration: 91 mins
Category: Facing the Edge
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