As American and Coalition troops retreated from Iraq in 2011, male nurse Nori Sharif was given a camera by director Zaradasht Ahmed.
“There are those films which are wonderful to see and there are films that the world needs to see. Nowhere to Hide is both of these things.” – IDFA
Nori’s extraordinary documenting of his country over the following five years takes us right to the heart of life in central Iraq, during a period of extreme upheaval and trauma, as his patients, colleagues and neighbours are forced to flee.
When ISIS advances on his city, Jalawla, in 2014, Nori continues to film, but as the situation becomes more desperate he must turn the camera on himself, and choose between staying to care for his patients, or leaving to save his family.