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Nowhere to Hide

Zaradasht Ahmed / Norway - Sweden / 2016 / 86 ' / Arabic / S.T. English


Eva Hillström sfk
Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas, Hans Husum & Stina Gardell
Ten Thousand Images
Main protagonist: Nori Sharif

Awards & Festivals

Winner, IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary, IDFA 2016
Winner, The Audience Award – International Selection, Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2017
Winner, Best Film Award – International Competition, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2017
Nominated, Creative Documentaries Competition, International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights 2017
Nominated, Norwegian Peace Film Award (NoFPA), Tromsø International Film Festival 2017
Nominated, Dragon Award for Best Nordic Documentary, Göteborg International Film Festival 2017

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A visceral account of war-torn Iraq, told by Iraqi nurse Nori Sharif, who excels in his efforts to capture the tragedy and perseverance around him.


Nowhere to Hide follows male nurse Nori Sharif through five years of dramatic change in the war-torn Diyala-province in central Iraq, providing unique access into one of the world’s most dangerous and inaccessible areas – the “triangle of death”. 

Initially filming stories of survivors and the hope of a better future as American and Coalition troops retreat from Iraq in 2011, conflicts continue with Iraqi militias, and the population flees accompanied by most of the hospital staff. Nori is one of the few who remain. When ISIS advances on Jalawla in 2014 and takes over the city, he too must flee with his family at a moment’s notice, and turns the camera on himself. 


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