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FILM SERIES: The Girl Who Saved My Life

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The Girl Who Saved My Life
Director: Hogir Hirori
Rated: R

In August 2014, filmmaker Hogir Hirori leaves his pregnant wife in Sweden to travel to his homeland, Iraqi Kurdistan, to recount the fates that have affected over 1.4 million people fleeing ISIS. Through the people he meets, Hogir also relates some of his own experience with war and seeking refuge, which establishes a solid legitimace for his filmmaking and credible identification with those he records. He is strongly affected by a girl named Souad and the search for her serves as his compass in the chaos of war.

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Photo credit: Hogir Hirori