HAWAR, our banished children

a film by Pascale Bourgaux

Official Selection
Vision du Réel 2023

Official Selection
Brussels international Film Festival 2023

Length 90'
Language FR
Subtitles EN



In 2014, thousands of Yazidi women are kidnapped by Daech and reduced to sexual slavery. Upon her release, Ana is forced to abandon the baby she had as a result of being raped.
Considered as "bastards", all children born from the rapes by the jihadists were rejected away from the Yazidi community. After four years of separation, "Ana" crosses Kurdistan, in secret, to see her daughter Marya.


Director Pascale Bourgaux


Produced by Iota Production
Coproduced with Louise Production (Zwitserland)

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