Yazidi woman shares ISIS horror in Jolie film

Angelina Jolie with Yazidi women (Al Arabyia)

A Yazidi mother who was seized by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has shared her memories with Hollywood star and special envoy for the United Nations' High Commissioner for Refugees Angelina Jolie as part of a of a new film by UNHCR, the Huffington Post reported.

Naseema, who lost her husband, two daughters and three sons, was seized by the extremists last summer and separated from her family.

The 45-year-old was released in January before taking shelter in an abandoned building in northern Iraq.

“As they were capturing us, my eldest daughter was screaming. She was shouting at them, ‘I will never go with you!’” Naseema remembers. "After they took her outside, they closed the door and she disappeared."

The U.N. agency made three films telling the stories of women captured by ISIS.

During her last trip to northern Iraq, Jolie called for international action to help millions of displaced Syrian refugees and Iraqis who have been left homeless.

Jolie visited the Khanke Camp for internally displaced people and spoke to victims of the extremist group.


Staff Writer, Al Arabyia News, 24/02/2015