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On August 3, 2014, ISIS extremists began a campaign of genocide against the Yazidi, a religious minority in Northern Iraq. They murdered the men, forced the boys into ISIS military training camps, and enslaved the women and girls subjecting them to torture and rape in a fate that survivor Nadia Murad described as “worse than death.

A small group of women in British Columbia, Canada, are relieved when the Canadian Government votes to bring Yazidi women and girls to Canada as refugees and provide them with comprehensive trauma care for their ‘unimaginable suffering’.

The women are horrified to later discover that the government has not followed through on all its promises. The Yazidi were brought to Canada and then neglected. Trauma services are inadequate, unplanned, and failing. As the group urges the government to keep its promise, they encounter unexpected support along the way.

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  • Runtime
    52 minutes
  • Language
    English, Other
  • Country
  • Director
    Moira Simpson
  • Screenwriter
    Moira Simpson
  • Producer
    Christine McDowell, Peggy Thompson, Barbara Shuman, Barbara Etches, Elizabeth Walker, Leslie Timmins, Crystal Verge, Dr. Leora Kuttner
  • Cast
    Adiba (Yazidi survivor), Rev. Majed El Shafie, Senator Mobina Jaffer, Member of Parliament Jenny Kwan
  • Cinematographer
    Moira Simpson
  • Editor
    Moira Simpson
  • Sound Design
    Chris McLaren
  • Music
    Bruce Ruddell