THE RETURN

By Zahavi SANJAVI

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Documentary - Completed 2016

In this portrait of perseverance in the midst of insurmountable grief, a nurse named Shilan returns to a refugee camp for Yezidis in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Festivals
& Awards

IDFA 2016
Mid-length Competition
Goteborg IFF 2017
Thessaloniki IFF 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SWEDEN
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, KURDISH, SWEDISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 54 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Zahavi SANJAVI
    • Producer(s)
    • Zahavi SANJAVI (AVB Production AB)
    • Synopsis
    • A Yazidi refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan is a home for more than 20 000 refugees, many of whom are victims of terrorist attacks by ISIS. Shilan is a young Kurdish nurse who volunteered to take care of them. Every tent in the camp has a story, and Shilan takes the responsibility to hear the refugees out, empathising with the pain they are suffering. One day Shilan hears about a tent where a woman is refusing to eat her food and have any sort of contact with the outside. She decides to take action.