Dir. Angelos Rallis - Co-Dir. Hans Ulrich Gössl - 2016 - Greece, Belgium - Language: Kurdish - Subtitles: English
Shingal, where are you? weaves together the dramatic tales of a group of Yezidis – a religious minority from Shingal in Northern Iraq – following the attempted genocide by ISIS, the destruction of the Yezidi homeland and the kidnapping of 3,000 Yezidi women.
Set in an abandoned coal mine on the borders of Turkey, Syria and Iraq the fleeing Yezidis try to make sense of the disaster that has befallen them. Central to this story is the Havind family as they struggle to rescue their daughter, Viyan. Through the help of intermediaries, they attempt to negotiate her release from ISIS in exchange for ransom.
Told in raw cinematography from the parallel perspective of three generations of Yezidis, Shingal, where are you? is a cinematic exploration of loss and recollection of Yezidi identity, once more threatened by the tumultuous geopolitics engulfing their homeland.
"one of year’s most devastating and essential films" RogerEbert.com http://ow.ly/dizU50D8UBD