For Document 2017, we have a series of special features screening in venues outside of the city centre – with multi-award winning documentaries including Zaradasht Ahmed’s Nowhere to Hide.
Winner of Best Feature-Length Documentary at IDFA 2017, Nowhere to Hide follows male nurse Nori Sharif through five years of dramatic change, providing unique access into one of the world’s most dangerous and inaccessible areas – the “triangle of death” in central Iraq. 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.
This event is free but ticketed.