In the moving documentary The Deminer, we follow the Kurdish father-of-eight Major Fakhir and his tireless efforts to disable mines in Iraqi Kurdistan. We see Fakhir dressed in only a few protective clothes, equipped with a pair of nippers, throwing himself into a terribly dangerous job - disarming mines. The Swedish-Iraqi directors Hogir Hirori and Shinwar Kamal's portrait of the Major extends from Saddam's fall 2003 until 2014 when IS rages in northern Iraq. "(...) a piece of contemporary war history that gives a personal connection to distant conflicts that otherwise just wander past the news; a film that places us in the middle of the story in one of the worst conflicts in the world. ” writes Fredrik Sahlin in the Kulturnyheterna.