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Cineculture: Nowhere to Hide (2016)


5:30pm

Fresno State- Peters Education Center Auditorium
5010 N Woodrow Ave Fresno, CA 93740

About This Event

Nowhere to Hide is an immersive and uncompromising first-hand reflection of the resilience and fortitude of a male nurse working and raising his children in Jalawla, Iraq, an increasingly dangerous and inaccessible part of the world. While US troops withdraw from Iraq in 2011, director Zaradasht Ahmed gives Nori Sharif a camera and teaches him how to use it, asking him to capture the reality of life in his community and the hospital where he works. For the next five years, Nori films life around him, but the population— including the majority of the hospital staff—flees when the Iraqi army pulls out of his city in 2013 because of intensifying militant activity. Sharif is one of the few who remain. When the Sunni militias and the Islamic State advance on Jalawla in 2014 and finally take over the city, Sharif continues to film. However, he now faces a crucial dilemma: should he stay and dedicate himself to treating those he vowed to help, or should he leave to protect his family and become one of thousands of internally displaced people in Iraq?

Winner of the 2017 Nestor Almendros award for courage in filmmaking and 2016 IDFA Winner for Best Feature-Length Documentary. In Arabic with English subtitles, 86 minutes.  Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96yMquZrL0E

Discussant: Zaradasht Ahmed (Director & Writer)

Contact:

Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Advisor)

mhusain@csufresno.edu

Admission: Free

Parking: Parking is not enforced after 4pm on Fridays.

*Peters Education Center Auditorium is located inside the Fresno State Student Recreation Center building



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