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The Girl who Saved my Life

Event Dates:
  • Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:30
Event Type:
  • Movie
Event City:
  • İstanbul
Caddebostan Cultural Center Caddebostan Mah. Bağdat Cad. Haldun Taner Sok. No: 11 Kadıköy / İstanbul T (216) 467 36 00


The Girl who Saved my Life  - Flickan Som Räddade Mitt Liv - Sweden, 2016, 79’


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.


It’s August 2014, documentary filmmaker Hogir Hirori leaves his pregnant wife in Sweden to go back to their homeland and document refugees’ stories. It is war again; more than 1.4 million people are fleeing from IS terror. At the border between Iraq and Syria, he got a chance to accompany a helicopter transport to Shingal mountains, where hundreds of thousands are stuck. On his way, he finds an 11-year-old girl lying alone, in pain in the 45-degree heat. He decides to stay with her, and this way his life is saved because the helicopter crashes later on. We join Hirori on his journey to find the girl again and witness war stories that leave no one untouched.

The film won Church of Sweden Film Award at 2016 Göteborg Film Festival.