Yazidi cultural archives | Lalish and the tomb of Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir

Lalish is a Mountain Valley and Temple in Shekhan, Duhok Governorate in Iraq. It is the holiest temple of the Yazidis and the location of the tomb of the Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir, a central figure of the Yazidi faith. The film was produced as part of the Yazidi Cultural Archives project to support female Yazidi survivors of the 2014 ISIS occupation and genocide in Northern Iraq. Through participation in artist-led workshops and digital archives of Yazidi cultural heritage at risk, participants researched and recorded their own cultural traditions and sites as an expression of their courage, agency and resilience in the face of unspeakable horror.