Forgotten on Sinjar: A Story of Survival

A German Yazidi activist moves to Greece to help the survivors of the Yazidi genocide at the hands of ISIS terrorists, while the world watched it all unfold on television.

“Forgotten on Sinjar: A Story of Survival” is about Emma Broyan, a German Yazidi activist, moving to Greece to help the survivors of the Yazidi genocide.

Emma’s experience exposes the horror committed on the Yazidi people at the hands of ISIS terrorists, while the world watched it all unfold on television.

In August of 2014, over 300,000 Yazidis were reported to have fled from Isis attacks on their communities. 40,000 of them trekked across the wide sun-scorched Neneveh plain with children in tow, to reach their traditional refuge: Sinjar Mountain. Many did not make it. In only a few days, thousands of Yazidi boys and men were massacred, many burnt alive. Women were raped in front of their families and surviving men were powerless to stop it.

Nearly seven thousand Yazidi women and girls (some as young as nine years old) were captured, raped and sold into sexual slavery in the cities of Mosul, Rakkah, and other ISIS controlled areas. Nearly 250 000 Yazidis found themselves as refugees. Nearly two years later, in June of 2016, Paolo Pinheiro, Chairman of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said: “Genocide has occurred and is ongoing . . . ISIS has subjected every Yazidi woman, child or man that it has captured to the most horrific of atrocities.”