Fakhir, an Iraqi soldier, daily risked his life in post-Hussein Iraq to defuse mines and IEDs on a quest to make life safer for his family and fellow citizens. His story is the subject of a new documentary, The Deminer, which will be premiering later this month at the Hot Docs film festival in Toronto.
The 2018 Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival will run from April 26 – May 6, and The Deminer will be shown on the 29th, the 1st, and the 6th.
D: Hogir Hirori | Sweden | 83 min
Using nothing but a pair of clippers and a tiny knife, an army colonel and father of eight is on a mission to disarm thousands of mines hidden
across Iraq, living on a razor’s edge to save innocent lives.