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Producer/Writer/Director/Editor: Jano Rosebiani
Langth: 60 mnts.
Language: Kurdish, Arabic Englih

 

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.

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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

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

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