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Film Screening: The Girl Who Saved My Life

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1900 Pattison Avenue

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Screening of 'The Girl Who Saved my Life'
Documentary

Director: Hogir Hirori
Cast: Souad, Besma, Wesila, Khalid, Hanifa and Tawre.

In conjunction with our new exhibit, Magnus Wennman's Where the Children Sleep, the American Swedish Historical Museum will be screening the documentary 'The Girl Who Saved My Life' (2016) by Kurdish-Swedish filmmaker Hogir Hirori, on Saturday, November 25, starting at 1:00 pm.

About the film:

In August 2014, documentary filmmaker Hogir Hirori leaves his pregnant wife in Sweden to go back to his homeland, Iraqi Kurdistan, to document the stories of the refugees of war. He is offered to come along on a helicopter transport to the Shingal Mountains, where hundreds of thousands of people are stuck. But, on his way to the helicopter, he finds an 11-year-old girl in pain, lying alone on the ground in scorching heat. He decides to stay and help her instead of going on the helicopter. Later, he learns that the helicopter crashed, so Hogir sets out on a quest to find the girl again, and on his way he meets many other victims of war: women sold as slaves to the IS, families torn apart, children kidnapped, men beheaded and lives destroyed.

The world premiere was at Gothenburg Film Festival in Sweden in February 2016 where Hogir received The
Angelos Award for Best Swedish feature.

Click here to watch the trailer.

Read more about the film on IMDb here.

This film screening is free with museum admission (Adult $10, Senior/Student $7, Children 5-11 $5, Children Under 5 Free, ACCESS Card Holders $2 per adult and children over 5, Members Free, WHYY and AAA Members Save $1). Pre-registration is not required. Click here for more information.

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