Short Doc: Fight or flight - Human rights defenders in Iraq
Director: Sara Manisera
Filmmaker: Davide Lemmi
Video Editing: Arianna Pagani
Co-production by FADA Collective, Kaadar Frame & Un Ponte Per
Three protagonists, three cities, three stories of human rights defenders committed to defending human rights in Iraq.
Kamaran, Jazmine and Ali are three young Iraqi human rights defenders. Some have been forced to flee. Others continue to live in Iraq under threat. All have risked their lives and those of their loved ones to peacefully defend human rights in Iraq. "Fight or flight: Human rights defenders in Iraq” mixes collective moments of activism with fragments of their private lives. The documentary will tell about the struggles, challenges, hopes and fears of those who defend the right to water, freedom of expression, women and civil rights in a war-torn country like Iraq.