Documentary film

The documentary film “Pomegranate” is based on the testimonies of three female victims of genocide perpetrated by ISIS in 2014.

Pomegranate shows how humans respond to catastrophic events, how they make decisions, how they survive and how they develop resilience strategies.

“Pomegranate” appears often in Symbolism and Mythology. Because this fruit contains an enormous amount of seeds, and it is regarded as a symbol of fertility, prosperity, abundance and generosity. The pomegranate is a symbol in Armenia, representing fertility. In Jewish tradition, it is a symbol of righteousness. The mythology of ancient Greece regarded this fruit as the symbol of life, marnage and rebirth in the abduction story of Persephone by Hades, the god of the underworld.

Mount Sinjar, the sacred mountain of Yazidis, is home to many pomegranate trees.

The research project “Gilgamesh: Untold Experiences of Vulnerable Groups” is co-financed by the Swedish Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.