The Jerusalem Fund and Gallery Al-Quds congratulates Yazidi Activist Nadia Murad, winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. The harrowing story of Nadia’s abduction and captivity by ISIS, along with the women and girls in her village in northern Iraq in 2014, was made into the film The Last Dance of Kocho and Its Missing Girls, with original watercolor paintings by Lukman Ahmad. Written and directed by Amish Srivastava, it featured original music by Jani Diylan and Lukman Ahmad.
Gallery Al-Quds held the premiere screening of the film, along with live appearances by the artist, director and musicians. Ms. Murad bravely gave up her anonymity in order assist the US State Dept. in recognizing the genocide of thousands of other women and girls from the Yazidi minority by ISIS.