Film screening: documentary The Girl Who Saved My Life on September 21

“The Girl Who Saved My Lifeˮ by director Hogir Hirori will be shown at the Museum of Occupations on September 21 at 17.00

Before the film there will be a discussion about the migration in Europe.

Her Excellency Ambassador Nicola Clase, Coordinator for Migration and Refugee Issues, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Chariman in Estonian Reform Party, former Minister of Interior, Hanno Pevkur will participate in the discussion, which will be lead by the Executive Director of Human Rigts Centre Kari Käsper. The discussion will be held in English.

You can also visit the Exhibition "Stories of Migration – then and now", which is open until September 24!

Documentary “The Girl Who Saved My Lifeˮ
In August 2014, documentary filmmaker Hogir Hirori leaves his pregnant wife in Sweden to go back to his homeland, Iraqi Kurdistan, to document the stories of the refugees of war. More than 1.4 million people are fleeing from the terror of the Islamic State. He is offered to come along on a helicopter transport to the Shingal Mountains, where hundreds of thousands of people are stuck without access to food or water, surrounded by the IS. But, on his way to the helicopter, he finds an 11-year-old girl in pain, lying alone on the ground in scorching heat. He decides to stay and help her instead of going on the helicopter. Later, he learns that the helicopter crashed, and that this way the little girl saved his life. Hogir sets out on a quest to find the girl again, and on his way he meets many other victims of war: women sold as slaves to the IS, families torn apart, children kidnapped, men beheaded and lives destroyed.

Hogir Hirori about the Film: “This is a documentary about my people, my homeland, and my life. About history repeating itself, with war and hardship, where women and children are the biggest victims. But it is also about hope and love shining through in the darkness.ˮ Hogir Hirori was born 1980 in Duhok, Kurdistan. 1999 he fled to Sweden and now he lives in Stockholm. He works as a freelancing photographer, editor and director. He has his own production company called Lolav Media.