Kirkuk: moments between war and peace (Kerkuk, Di Dema, fer û Aflitîye De)
Director: Ravin Asaf
Kurdistan 2004 / 31m / Kurdish with English subtitles / 15
Many Kurds and Turkmens, forced out oil-rich city of Kirkuk by Saddam’s Arabisation policy, started returning to Kirkuk after the overthrow of the Iraqi regime. Ravin Asaf offers a slice of life from the city which is now at the centre of a tense stand off between competing claims.
+ CHEMICAL ALI (Eliyê Kimyewî)
Director: Kawa Akreyi
Kurdistan 2004 / 60m / Kurdish, Arabic with English subtitles / 18
A timely documentary about Saddam’s henchman Chemical Ali and his victims. Chemical Ali got his name because of his role in the gassing of five thousand Kurds in Halabja. Interviews with his victims and his home videos unmask one of the most brutal members of the Saddam’s regime.
Sun 24 Oct 1.45 + Ravin Asaf & Kawa Akreyi