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"Rosebiani's emotionally moving sequence presents without comment a portrait of his fellow Kurdish victims. Footage of Ali Hassan al-Majeed, aka "Chemical Ali," detailing on camera his genocidal plans is truly chilling, as are eyewitness accounts of mass executions at Mahaweel camp, of prison torture in Kirkuk and of chemical bombings in Halabja."
                                                                                                                                                                     -Robert Koehler, Variety

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Length: 60 minutes
Format: HD - NTSC, DVCam - Pal
Language: Kurdish, Arabic, English
Subtitles: English
Producers: Jano Rosebiani, Enwer Shékhani
Director: Jano Rosebiani

Length: 45 minutes
Format: DVCam - PAL
Language: Kurdish
Subtitles: English
Producers: Jano Rosebiani, Enwer Shékhani
Director: Kawa Akreyi

At the time of production of this documentary (2004) 330 mass grave sites had been uncovered, containing as many as 300,000 bodies. Since then many more sites have been and continue to be unveiled.

between 1979 and 2003 by Saddam's regime.
Apart from his use of chemical and biological weapons, Saddam commonly engaged in the mass burial of civilians, many of whom were interred while they were still alive.

With dozens of interviews with the survivors of the anfal genocide and their relatives, as well as with coalition officials, forensics experts and human rights representatives, the documentary is a living testimony to the suffering of the Kurds and Iraqis under Saddam's regime.

The Anfal Kurdish genocide of 1987 by the Iraqi regime left 184,000 civilians dead by torture and starvation in concentration camps, by chemical and biological bombardment, or were buried alive in mass graves. Also 4500 Kurdish villages were erased destroying the entire infrastructure of a land and a people who have been there since time immemorial.

Chemical Ali depicts Ali Hasan Al Majeed's crimes against the Kurds as he was the chief commander in charge of the Kurdish genocide, labeled "Anfal" (so named in referenec to a verse in the Koran).

Both Saddam and his cousin Al Majeed were executed in 2005 and 2009 respectively for their crimes, however, during the actual genocide the World community not only turned a blind eye but also assumed the role of an accomplice by supplying them with the tools of mass destruction.

Festival Screenings:

Tribeca Film festival, 2004 - New York (World premiere)
Asian Documentary Film Festival, 2004 - Seoul, South Korea
3rd Kurdish Film Festival, 2004 -2004 - London
Public Access Film Festival, 2005 - Seoul, South Korea

Festival Screenings:

4th Kurdish Film Festival - 2005 London
Oslo Documentary Festiva 2005, Norwayl

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