A collection of reviews of films from off the beaten path; a travel guide for those who love the cinematic world and want more than the mainstream releases.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
NOWHERE TO HIDE (2017) Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2017
Deeply affecting look at what life is like in war torn Iraq is one of the must sees at this year’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Don’t let the seeming similarity to so many other films about the conflicts in the Middle East make you hesitate in seeing this film, this is something magical and special. It is a clear eyed and haunting film about real people trying to survive and make a better life for their children and the terrible things thrown in their path. While the film deals with the cost of war it is also about the human spirit to go on. The final images had me tearing up
This film is most definitely something that I should be writing up more fully and with greater detail but in order to do that I would have to use language that would make this film seem like something it’s not. This is an important story of one man living in extraordinary circumstances and how he fights for the people around him.
You don’t need a lot of words beyond simply ”go see this and be moved”.
NOWHERE TO HIDE plays June 9th and is a must see. For more information and tickets go here.
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