Iranian director turns spotlight on Nobel laureate Nadia Murad
Art and Experience: Iranian Kurdish director Jamil Rostami plans to make a film on Nadia Murad, the Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for her efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict, the Persian service of ISNA reported on Sunday.
Rostami, director of acclaimed movies such as “Requiem of Snow” and “Jan-i-Gal”, is currently working on the film’s script and plans to make trips to Iraq and several countries in Europe to complete his research for the project.
He is scheduled to shoot the movie on locations in Iraq, America and several countries in Europe.
Murad was a 19-year-old student living in Kojo, Iraq. In 2014, Daesh terrorists attacked her village and killed 600 Yazidi men, including several of her family members.
She and other young women were taken prisoner and subjected to beatings and rape. She managed to escape, however, and make her way to a refugee camp, where she was offered the opportunity to move to Germany, where she now lives. Murad currently works to help women and children who are victims of abuse and human trafficking.
Source: Tehran times