India | 115 min | 2017 | Jeseri (the dialect of Malayalam spoken in Lakshadeep) With English SubtitlesAustralian Premiere
Film Festivals and Awards
Won at the 65th National Film Awards-the Best Jeseri Film honour
The Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director
2018 International Christian Film Festival
71st Cannes Film Festival 2018
The movie traces the journey of two housemaids in Iraq who are taken hostages by the ISIS along with the Yazidi women and flee from captivity only to end in a closed society. Interestingly, the film takes its name from the Sinjar massacre of 2014, in which thousands of Yazidi men and women were targeted by ISIS terrorists.