Competition - Creative DocumentariesFilms in VOD

Angels of Sinjar

By Hanna Polak

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Hanna Polak takes her camera to Sinjar in northern Iraq, deep in the territory where the Islamic State attempted to wipe out the Yazidi people. She gives voice to Hanifa, who is trying to free her sisters, or to Saeed, Nadia Murad's brother. Both have decided to stay to try to free their loved ones and seek justice. Through their testimonies, we witness all the horror of a forgotten genocide, the ordeal of a people who are denied all their rights, as well as their strength and courage.

This movie contains violent and graphic images that may be harmful and traumatising to some. Viewer discretion is advised.

Co-presented with ARTE

  • Section Competition - Creative Documentaries & Films in VOD
  • Original language(s) English & Kurdish
  • Subtitle(s) French & English

Women*JusticeMiddle East

Hanna Polak

World sales

  • Deckert Distribution


  • Hanna Polak
  • Mariusz Margas
  • Mykhailo Puziurin


  • Łukasz Pieprzyk


  • Bartez Putkiewicz


  • Marcin Kot Bastkowski
  • Hanna Polak
Production country
Poland & Germany
World Premiere
Watch the film online

Accessible on demand from 12 to 20 March 2022
(subject to availability)

Sunday 13 March


Espace Pitoëff - Théâtre

sold out - in case of cancellation, tickets will be put back on sale before the screening

Followed by the debate Saving the Yezidi captives of Sinjar.