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Invitation to meet with Hasan Oswald, director of Mediha during the Movies That Matter Festival

Datum: 26-03-2024
Tijd: 12:30-14:00
Locatie: WO=MEN, Korte Poten 9b, Den Haag

You are kindly invited to meet with director Hasan Oswald. He has made the film Mediha, which will be presented at the Movies That Matter Festival. With this documentary, he gives a platform to Yazidi women who search for justice and opens the conversation about trauma.  

This year, the Festival shows eight documentaries between 22-30 March in the theme ‘activist’, featuring activists and human rights defenders from all over the world. One of these activists is Mediha Alhamad from Iraq, a young Yazidi woman who survived kidnapping and enslavement by ISIS and goes on a brave quest. For justice, for internal healing, and for her missing parents and brother. Director Hasan Oswald has given her a great audience by creating the movie Mediha. The heartbreaking and inspiring documentary is shown on Saturday 23 March 20:15, Sunday 24 March 18:00 and Tuesday 26 March 20:15 at the Movies That Matter Festival in the Filmhuis and Theater aan het Spui.  

Hasan and Mediha have built a strong bond; she is ‘like a sister’ to him. Therefore, Hasan will represent Mediha at the Movies That Matter Festival to shed light on this topic. He will also visit the WO=MEN office to exchange with members of WO=MEN and NAP 1325 signatories. 

You are warmly invited to attend this meeting. Registration is mandatory with Roseanne Trijsburg before Monday 25 of March COB. Please also indicate whether and when you would like to see the documentary. We have some free tickets to see the documentary on a first come first served basis.