"Nowhere to Hide" is an immersive and uncompromising first-hand reflection of the resilience and fortitude of a male nurse working and raising his children in Jalawla, Iraq, an increasingly dangerous and inaccessible part of the world. Immediately after U.S. troops left Iraq in 2011, director Zaradasht Ahmed gave Nori Sharif a camera and taught him how to use it, asking him to capture the reality of life in his community and the hospital where he worked. For the next five years Nori filmed life around him, but the population — including the majority of the hospital staff — flees when the Iraqi army pulls out in 2013 because of militant activity. Sharif is one of the few who remain. When the militias and the Islamic State advance on Jalawla in 2014 and finally take over the city, Sharif continues to film. However, he now faces a vital decision: stay and dedicate himself to treating those he vowed to help, or leave and protect his family — in the process becoming one of thousands of internally displaced people in Iraq.
After the film, a discussion will be led by Qussay Al-Attabi, assistant professor of Arabic, and Phil Garrett, visiting assistant professor of film.
Human Rights Film Series:
A large multidisciplinary team of faculty and students are annually invited to curate selections from more than a dozen award-winning documentaries featured in the Human Rights Watch Film Festival held in New York City each summer. Members of the curatorial team partner with other faculty, administrators, students and community members to lead meaningful post-screening discussions.
Full Screening Schedule:
Tuesday, January 16: "I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO" (2016)
Tuesday, March 20: "Nowhere to Hide" (2016)
Tuesday, March 27: 'Bill Nye: Science Guy" ( 2017)
Tuesday, April 10: "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator" (2011)
Tuesday, April 17: 'The Workers Cup" (2017)
All films are free and open to the public.
Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.
Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00pm
Community Foundation Theater in the Gund Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive, Gambier, Ohio 43022