There was a full house at last night’s world premiere of our latest acquisition The Deminer at Amsterdam’s IDFA. Directed by Hogir Hirori, The Deminer is the powerful and suspenseful portrait of Fakhir, a courageous Iraqi man disarming explosives across Mosul. The film was enthusiastically received and picked up the IDFA Special Jury Award for Feature-Length Documentary. The jurors praised 'its melding of cinematic genre and thematic urgency' as it bested the fourteen other documentaries in the running for the award.
Following the premiere, Screen Daily described the film as "subtle and intriguing, showing the beauty of light as it plays against these cruel killing fields".
Pictured: Director Hogir Hirori at the World Premiere at IDFA.