Sabaya

  • Documentary
  • 1h 31m

På fronten under højintense redningsaktioner for at befri yazidiske kvinder holdt som sexslaver af IS. Men hvilket liv venter dem på den anden side?

På fronten under højintense redningsaktioner for at befri yazidiske kvinder holdt som sexslaver af IS. Men hvilket liv venter dem på den anden side?

Da Islamisk Stat angreb den irakiske by Sinjar i 2014 blev tusindvis af yazidiske piger og kvinder taget til fange og gjort til sexslaver (‘sabaya’). I dag sidder mange af dem i den syriske flygtningelejr Al-Hol blandt IS-medlemmer, som fortsat udnytter dem. Med livet som indsats infiltrerer en lokal NGO lejrens endeløse teltrækker for at befri kvinderne og hjælpe dem tilbage til livet og til deres familier. Den kurdisk-svenske filmskaber Hogir Hirori er med under de adrenalin-pumpende redningsaktioner med skyderier og biljagter gennem ørkenen midt om natten. Men det er de kvinder, som har overlevet ubegribelige rædsler, og nu ser en uvis fremtid i øjnene, der gør ‘Sabaya’ uforglemmelig.

On the front during a highly intense rescue operation to liberate Yazidi girls held as sex slaves by IS. But what life is awaiting them on the other side?

When Islamic State attacked the Iraqi city of Sinjar in 2014, thousands of Yazidi girls and women were captured and forced to become sex slaves (also known as ‘sabaya’). Today, many of them are in the Syrian refugee camp Al-Hol, among IS members who continue to exploit them. With their lives at stake, the courageous members of the local NGO Yazidi Home Center infiltrate the camp’s endless rows of tents to free the women and help them return to life and their families. The Kurdish-Swedish filmmaker Hogir Hirori joins them during the often adrenaline-pumping rescue operations, complete with shootings and car chases through the desert in the middle of the night. But it is the women who have survived the incomprehensible horrors and are now facing an uncertain future that make ‘Sabaya’ a heartbreaking, unforgettable experience.

Director

Hogir Hirori

Producer

Hogir Hirori

Languages

Swedish, Arabic

Subtitles

English

Country

Sweden

Studios

Ginestra Film, Lolav Media