This one hour observational documentary for BBC One filmed, directed & produced by Sharron Ward was shot on location in the UK & Kurdistan, Iraq during the occupation of ISIS-controlled areas in Northern Iraq. It followed Khalsa Aid's Ravi Singh as he supports and aids Yazidi boys, girls and families who were devastated by the ISIS invasion of their homes which resulted in a Genocide. The film was made by BBC Studios - Executive Producer: Tommy Nagra, Producer: Anna Cox.
The film had very strong overnight ratings of 1.5 million viewers on the night of transmission on BBC One, and received a huge supportive response from viewers on social media. During transmission, the film was trending on Twitter in the UK - ahead of global hit sensation the X Factor. The film on BBC iPlayer continued to rate extremely well.
"Through Sharron's rapport with Ravi and the Yazidis, she made a heart-breaking film that resonated to a large audience of around 1.5 million on transmission, was nominated for 3 awards & won an RTS Best Single Documentary award. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend hiring Sharron to make another observational documentary such as this.”
"Sharron was empathetic, compassionate & dealt sensitively with the survivors of sexual and gender based violence she filmed. I’m impressed by Sharron’s bravery & her integrity in getting to the heart of the story without sensationalising it. The feedback on social media about the film was phenomenal and heart-warming & Khalsa Aid gained many more supporters and donors as a result of this film. We also won some pretty amazing awards along the way!"