Arianna Pagani

Filmmaker, Multimedia journalist
Short Doc: Fight or flight - Human rights defenders in Iraq
Location: Bologna
Nationality: Italy
Biography: Hi, this is Arianna . I’m a filmmaker and multimedia journalist.My work over the years has focused on issues related to political and military conflicts, human rights and humanitarian and environmental crises. I have covered a number of... MORE
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Short Doc: Fight or flight - Human rights defenders in Iraq
Copyright Arianna Pagani 2023
Date of Work Sep 2021 - Jan 2022
Updated Jan 2022
Location iraq
Topics Activism, Challenges, Environment, Featured Film, Human rights, Iraq, Videos
Short doc by Sara Manisera and Davide Lemmi
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.

Short synopsis 
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.

FADA collective
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