The Deminer - 83'
- Fri, 12/14/2018 - 17:30
After the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 Fakhir, a father of eight and Major in the Iraq armed forces, goes on a mission to disarm the thousands of mines laid across Mosul. Shown via home movie footage shot by his fellow troops and discovered by his son years later, the videos show how Fakhir manages to disarm thousands of mines with just a simple knife and a pair of wire clippers. Despite many near-misses Fakhir knows he cannot stop while there are still mines in the city because the innocent people will pay the ultimate price.
Born in 1980 in Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan. 1999 he fled to Sweden and now he lives in Stockholm. He works as a freelancing photographer, editor and director. He has his own production company called Lolav Media.
2017 Amsterdam International Documentary FF (IDFA); Special Jury Award: Feature-Length Documentary
2018 Docville; Jury Award: ConScience Award
2018 Human Rights Human Wrongs Festival - Best International Documentary
2018 One World International FF - Best Film