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UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival – Nowhere to Hide

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UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival – Nowhere to Hide
October 20, 2017 7:00 pm
October 20, 2017 9:00 pm
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Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Manetti Shrem Museum of Art


Join us for the inaugural UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival and a screening of Nowhere to Hide (2016), an immersive and uncompromising first-hand reflection on the resilience and fortitude of a male nurse working and raising his children in Jalawla, Iraq, an increasingly dangerous and inaccessible part of the world. Immediately after US troops left Iraq in 2011, director Zaradasht Ahmed gave nurse Nori Sharif a camera and taught him how to use it, asking him to capture the reality of life in his community and the hospital where he worked. For the next five years Nori filmed life around him, but the population “including the majority of the hospital staff” flees when the Iraqi army pulls out in 2013 because of militant activity. Sharif is one of the few who remain. When the militias and the Islamic State advance on Jalawla in 2014 and finally take over the city, Sharif continues to film. However, he now faces a vital decision: stay and dedicate himself to treating those he vowed to help, or leave and protect his family, in the process becoming one of thousands of internally displaced people in Iraq.

For more information about the film: http://www.tenthousandimages.no/portfolio-item/nowhere_to_hide/

The inaugural UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival is presented by the UC Davis Humanities Institute and Human Rights Studies, in partnership with Human Rights Watch. This second night of the festival is co-sponsored by the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.

For more information please contact: Becky Wilson, rjwilson@ucdavis.edu

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