Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

NOWHERE TO HIDE

Year: 2016
Country: NORWAY, SWEDEN
Language: Arabic
Run Time: 86 minutes

NOWHERE TO HIDE
NOWHERE TO HIDE
NOWHERE TO HIDE
NOWHERE TO HIDE

“This is an undiagnosed war,” states Nori, surveying the devastation of a car bombing. “All we see are the symptoms,” he continues. Nori is a male nurse working at the Jalawla Medical Center in Central Iraq. When American troops withdrew in 2011, Nori was asked to carry a camera and document life afterward. NOWHERE TO HIDE is this extraordinary document, spanning the years from the withdrawal to the present. During that time Central Iraq, a region dubbed the “Triangle of Death” by the media, became a landscape of shifting conflicts and the steady advance of ISIS. Nori, with his wife and children, watched their homeland change from a peaceful place to one of unspeakable violence, confusion, and uncertainty about who the enemy is. As we accompany Nori, we watch as his position dreadfully alters from documenting the war and its victims to documenting his family fleeing for their lives as refugees. NOWHERE TO HIDE is shattering and immediate, the flesh and blood behind the endless headlines. (In Arabic with subtitles) —C.R.

CIFF41 Screenings

Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Monday, April 03, 2017 at 11:35 AM -
Monday, April 03, 2000 at 1:00 PM

Sidebar
VOICES OF THE ARAB WORLD

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competition
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Director
Zaradasht Ahmed

Zaradasht Ahmed was born in 1968 in Northern Iraq. A writer, producer, and director, he has extensive experience in documentary filmmaking in the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. NOWHERE TO HIDE won Best Documentary at the 2016 International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA).

Filmography
"The Road to Diyarbakir" (2010), "Fata Morgana" (2013), NOWHERE TO HIDE (2016)

Producer
Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas

Cinematography
Zaradasht Ahmed, Nori Sharif

Editing
Eva Hillstöm

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