Shingal, where are you? (Kani Shinghal?)



Shingal, where are you?

Produced, Directed and Cinematography by Angelos Rallis





  • WORLD PREMIERE AT IDFA 2016 (International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam)


  • 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2017 - International competition (SPECIAL MENTION)
  • TDF peripheral screenings at Chania, Lamia, Kozani, Amorgos, Florina, Naxos, Petroupoli, Athens


  • One World Prague 2017 - Right to know competition
  • 9th Millenium International Documentary Film Festival
  • Greek Documentary Association "With the Eyes Wide Open" screenings


  • NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE at HOT DOCS 2017 - Canadian International Documentary Festival


  • DocuTiff 2017 - International competition
  • 9th Turkish Radio Television Awards (TRT) - Nomination best documentary
  • 5th Aegean Film Festival
  • 4th International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra (BEST DOCUMENTARY)
  • 10th Aegina Film Festival
  • 5th AegeanDocs International Documentary Film Festival 2017
  • Aegean Docs peripheral screenings at islands of Fournoi and Agios Efstratios 2017
  • 18th International documentary film festival One World Slovakia 2017





  • Awareness film festival (USA - Los Angeles OCT 2017)
  • Bahamas film festival (USA - Dec 2017)
  • 36th Jean Rouch International Film Festival (Paris -16th of Nov)
  • 27th Man in danger Festival (Poland - Nov 2017)
  • Doc Fest Chalkida (Chalkida - Nov 2017) - (BEST SOUND AND 3rd BEST DOCUMENTARY)
  • 3rd Φεστινάλ Ντοκιμαντέρ Δήμου Κηφισιάς (Nov 2017)
  • 8th Athens Ethnographic Film Festival (Athens - November)
  • EU Human Rights Film Days (Turkey - Dec 2017


  • ASIA PREMIERE at 15th GZDOC - Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival

(China - Dec 2017)


  • 4th International Peloponnesian Documentary Festival (Kalamata, Amaliada - Jan 2018)
  • IOM Global Migration Film Festival (Bulagia - Jan 2018)


  • International Organization of Migration - Serres High Schools educational screenings (2018)
  • "Hors les murs" du Festival Jean Rouch, (Strasburg - March 2018)
  • Paris-Sorbonne University screening ( Paris - March 2018)
  • Festival Mosaïque de Soi(e) - Faith the Project at Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (Paris - March 2018)
  • French School of Athens / École française d'Athènes Caesura: Closing Event of the Mobilities In / Of Crises seminars ( Athens, May 2018)
  • Open air screening at self organized Park Navarinou - Athens (June 2018)





TV / Digital and Educational Screenings


TVO Canada

VRT Belgium

ERT Greece

CNC / IB Images en Biblioteques

Kanopy - Global

Amazon Video Direct (USA)

Direct DVD educational Sales






In 2014, the Yezidi city of Shingal in northern Iraq was conquered and destroyed by IS. The terror group murdered thousands of men and kidnapped 3,000 women and girls, who are still being kept as slaves. In a deserted coal mine on the Turkish border, thousands of Yezidi refugees wait for a safe return. Through the eyes of an older man, a teenage boy and a family, Shingal Where Are You? illustrates the burdens and dilemmas of this persecuted religious minority. Hanging around ruins and fishing pools, children discuss shockingly adult topics, such as the chances of another genocide taking place, and how much better life would be in Europe. In the meantime, the Havind family tries desperately to understand what has happened to them. Inconsolable, they talk on the phone with their daughter who reports from the slave camp. They try to buy her freedom through a chain of intermediaries and get close to the IS lines. The suffering is made all the more palpable when the family visits their city of Shingal, which has been reduced to rubble.


Told in raw cinematography from the parallel perspective of three generations of Yezidis, Kani Shingal? is a cinematic journey of loss and memory of the Yezidi identity that is once more threatened by the complex geopolitics in Kurdistan.



Produced by AR Productions


Director and Cinematographer: Angelos Rallis


Co-Director : Hans Ulrich Gossl

Art Director and Executive Producer: Maria del Mar Rodriguez Yebra

Editor: Chronis Theocharis


Producer: Angelos Rallis

Additional Producer (Belgium): Hans Ulrich Gossl


Co-Producer: ERT S.A


Executive Producer: George Rallis

Associate Producer: Gunther Friesinger/Monochrom


With the support of: Greek film Center


Sales Agent: Cargo Film & Releasing


Sound: Spyros Tsitsis

colour correction: Manos Chamilakis

Image Processing: 2/35

5.1 Sound Mastering: Tone Studio

Text Editor: Alex Grimwood


Film duration: 104 min (cinema) and 1 hour (TV)





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