- Format & Length: HD 52/80 min
- Director: Zaradasht Ahmed
- Producer: Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas
- Cinematographer: Zaradasht Ahmed & Nori Sharif
- Editor: Eva Hillström
- Production Company: Ten Thousand Images AS
- Co-Producers: Pasaremos AS, Mantaray Film AB
Nowhere to Hide
Stories of surviving, protecting life, and living in Iraq where war is the norm, the enemy is everywhere and there is nowhere to hide.
This is a story of human struggle for survival in an Iraq where war has become the norm, the enemy is invisible, and no hiding place is safe for women or children. Our protagonist, 34-year-old Nori Sharif is a family father, health professional and talented videographer.
He documents and portrays life over several years in one of the most dangerous areas in the world. He starts by recording destruction as well as hope in what appears to be the beginning of the end of a prolonged war. However, another, more complex, violent and chaotic conflict soon materializes. When this new faceless war invades the everyday life, family and work of Nori; when he finds himself in the line of fire, surrounded by the dead or severely injured; when he too must flee with his family and leave everything they have – then he himself becomes a victim, and he turns the camera towards himself.
«A deeply unpleasant film about where the nature of war is heading, and how brutal it affects the civilian population in developing countries. This story comes at a very appropriate time. We need the views that this film conveys; where filmmakers sit on unique mateiral from inside war zones. A politically charged film from filmmakers who do not make films to art, or make a living, but because they must, in the true sense.»
Northern Norwegian Film Center