Tue 26 March 2024

Link Up with Naaz: Mediha

From 26 to 28 March, BN’ers show their favourite from the festival programme.

Naaz will present Mediha (Hasan Oswald) on Tuesday 26 March, about a young Yazidi woman who survived kidnapping and enslavement by ISIS and goes on a brave quest. For justice, for internal healing, and for her missing parents and brother. Heartbreaking and inspiring.

After the screening moderator Beri Shalmashi will lead us into conversation with Naaz

Naaz is an emerging alternative artist, producer, director and songwriter based in Amsterdam. Growing up in a refugee household, Naaz had all odds against her in the world of art. However, her unique Kurdish roots would all but hold her back. With tracks as ‘Words’, ‘Loving Love’, ‘Up To Something’ with million streams, and ‘Azadî’ from the new album, she has cultivated herself to be one of the most authentic and pure artists you’ve heard in a while. With her songwriting praised by legends such as Bono, Elton John, she is an inspiration to many young women. With several Dutch grammy’s to her name and five star rated concerts in the most prestigious venues & festivals, Naaz deserves to be heard by you.




Beri Shalmashi