INTO THE FIRE | Sinjar, Iraq
Official Selection TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2019
Director: Orlando Von Einsiedel
Prod.: Grain Media
Editor: Katie Bryer
Colourist: Maria Chamberlain @ Goldcrest
I was lucky enough to shoot a once-in-a-lifetime documentary in Iraq (2018) with a great friend of mine Orlando Von Einsiedel.
The story follows an incredible Yazidi women called Hana, who is the team leader of a female landmine clearance squad in Sinjar Iraq. The Yazidi population experienced the most inhumane treatment at the hands of ISIS just over a year ago, the stories were so brutal it was hard to believe. However despite that, many incredibly, brave and tough women are rebuilding their region little by little with the incredible work they are doing, clearing landmines that were left by ISIS on an industrial scale.
If you unaware please check out the amazing work that MAG (Mines Advisory Group) is doing around the world to tackle the most sadistic and long-lasting affect of war.