Tag Archives: Kurdistan

I Want to Live: Documentary Film on Kurdish Refugees from Rojava in Kurdistan

Here are some still from my documentary feature film on the life of Shndar;  A Kurdish refugees from Rojava in West Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan) now living in South Kurdistan in a camp. He fled the the recent ISIS attacks upon … Continue reading

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Thalassemia: Shadow of Death

I have seen many houses in my time, traveled many places, many cities, towns and villages since my childhood, and each time revisiting the places, I had noticed many changes in them, from tragic to that of joy, but one … Continue reading

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Halabja Documentary: Nasrin’s Story

I’m currently working on a documentary with John Simpson for the BBC on the 25th anniversary of the chemical attack of Halabja in 1988. John was the first Western journalist to report on the attack, ignored by many in other … Continue reading

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The Poor State of Kurdish Cinema

In today’s ever addictive technological world in which the visual media play a major role shaping daily events, cinema has become a weapon used by artists from various cultural backgrounds to not only communicate their inner most personal thoughts on … Continue reading

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Hashem’s Story: A Survivor from the Anfal Campaign

For the past few weeks, I had a chance to work as an AD on a docu-fiction film, One Thousand and One Apples by Taha Karimi. The story of the film is about ten men, the only survivors alive today … Continue reading

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Kurdish Cinema: Yol (Yilmaz Guney, 1982)

YOL: The Road of Yilmaz Guney by Karzan Kardozi For more visual analysis of Yilmaz Guney’s cinema, read my article on Guney’ Arkadas (1974) HERE Yol is the gem of the Kurdish cinema, it is perhaps the best Kurdish film … Continue reading

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