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Ghanim and his family were living in Tel Keppe, near Mosul, when ISIS came and started threatening their life. Being a Christian is a danger in itself these days. They decided to leave, to Shargat first, then Riyadh, before arriving in Kirkuk seven months ago. Here, their story crosses with the one of Widad, a Sunni Muslim from Nassaf. A widow and mother of three, she ran away from the violence with all her family, including her mother and her sister’s three orphans, seeking shelter and a safer house. In this disputed city, Ghanim and Widad live in the same house with their respective families, sharing the same roof, despite their religious differences.
This is a story about co-existence in a time of sectarian violence, an intimate journey in the daily life of two families, one Christian the other Sunni, that share the same fate, a story that shows that a better tomorrow is possible.