I AM YAZIDI

 

Long before so called Islamic State, ISIS, emerged on the scene, the Yazidi community in Northern Iraq has been viewed with suspicion by its Muslim neighbours. They've been persecuted for centuries, but as a result, have developed a tight and very strong sense of identity; so strong that marrying out is seen as betrayal.

 

In 2007, a young Yazidi woman, Dua, was murdered by a mob in her village for wanting to marry a Muslim. Pegah Ghaemi talks to Dua's mother and other Yazidis about blood, honour, religion and whether the Yazidi's current plight is changing their sense of identity.

 

23 min documentary.

Written & Directed by Pegah Ghaemi.

Broadcast on BBC News & BBC World News.