IRANIAN WOMEN FIGHTING ISIS
Irak, UK, 2017, 3′
Iranian Kurdish women on the frontline with ISIS in Kirkuk northern Iraq.
Kurdish filmmaker from Iraq obtained his MA degree at the University of West London in film and Art, he left Iraq for UK in 2002 where now holds British citizenship. He has been able to produce numerous compelling documentaries for the BBC that uncovered the plight of the Iraqi people living under Islamic State rule. Amongst his work is the harrowing documentary titled Slaves of the Caliphate which tells the story of Yazidi women held as sex slaves by ISIS fighters, the film was broadcasted internationally in 2014. Namak won New Ground Award for outstanding reporting. He has also produced number of 360 virtual reality films for the BBC and NYT.