The Deminer (2017)
Thursday 10th October 2019 | 18:30 - 20:30
A portrait of a Kurdish colonel, who disarmed thousands of roadside bombs and mines armed only with his courage and a pair of wire cutters.
In 2003 Fakhir, a father of eight, goes on a military mission to Mosul (Iraq) to fight against the terror after the fall of Saddam Hussein. When he sees how thousands of innocent people are stricken by exploding mines he decides to become a deminer. With just a simple knife and a pair of clippers he manages to disarm thousands of mines, a task that could cost him his life at any second. But that does not make him stop. Fakhir’s ambition is greater than that, and he knows that innocent people need his help.
Directors: Hogir Hirori, Shinwar Kamal (co-director), Writer: Hogir Hirori, Stars: Fakhir Berwari, Sheyma Ibrahim, Abdulla Fakhir
The event is supported by the Art Council England and organised in partnership with GULAN.