Kurdish Short Documentaries
Facing Death with Wire Cutters
Dir. Sarwar Abdullah (Kurdistan, 2017) 30 min *Director in Attendance!
Facing Death depicts the military engineering team of Kurdish Peshmerga forces, working with some very simple equipment like wire cutters and wire blade to protect civilian people from bombs and mines planted by ISIS. This brave crew while often facing many obstacles and making sacrifices on the way, actually lost three members of the team while shooting scenes of this film.
Unseen Photos of Anfal
Dir. HAWRAZ Hama Rashid (Kurdistan,2019) 26 min
This is the story of a photographer's life who lived in areas of Iraqi Kurdistan where genocide was practiced during the 70s and 80s. He photographed the people of the villages and towns of that region. After more than 25 years the negatives passed from owner to owner and finally a resident of Asker found those pictures. This led to searches for the relatives of those missing from Anfal Military Operations. Thirty years later, many villagers are able to see pictures of their loved ones whom they lost with images they didn't even know existed.
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