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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02368-N
Date : 07/05/2018
Country/Region : IRAQ
Title : Coming back to life in Sinjar
Duration : 00:05:15
Director : FOULKES, Imogen
Editor : FOULKES, Imogen
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
Production reference : AV843N
Description : Almost four years ago, tens of thousands of Yazidi people were forced to flee Sinjar, in north west Iraq, after being subjected to appalling violence. Returning takes courage, and determination. Aishan Haider is trying to restart her life, living with two other families in a partially destroyed house. But she has lost so much more than bricks and mortar: many of her family members are still missing.
Only around 30 per cent of the population has returned so far. Others, like Abu Hasan, remain in makeshift camps on the mountain. Abu Hasan has been in the camp almost four years.
And yet, from the rubble of Sinjar, life is returning. The resilience of its people is inspiring. Sherin Shafin is a nurse, she has a fierce pride in her community, and she is now dedicating herself to supporting it.
For other women and girls in Sinjar, however, resuming life in the place where they experienced violent trauma feels almost impossible. Sharihan, who has lost family members, and was abducted during the fighting, is one of them.
Perhaps one day, with the support of neighbours like nurse Sherin, Sharihan will have the strength to start again.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Coming back to life in Sinjar
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422