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Sibel's Silence

Nominated for Best Cinematography

Directed by Aly Yeganeh

95' • France • 2021


August 2014. ISIS invades the city of Sinjar, home to a religious minority called the Yazidis, in the north west of Irak. Sibel, a 13-year-old girl, witnesses the slaughter of her entire family. Alongside thousands of other women and young girls from her community, she is then kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery.