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Kurdistan: Women in Iraq / Documentary Video

  • Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0. Producer: SL James. Kurdistan Video Project (2008) Video documentary series on contemporary politics in Kurdistan in Iraq. The inerviews were recorded between May and October 2008. These videos offers a selection of edited interviews on governance and social-political issues in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq featuring Prof Brendan O’Leary (University of Pennsylvania), Prof Gareth Stansfield (University of Exeter), Nimrud Youkhana (Assyrian Patriotic Party), Abubakir Ali (Kurdistan Islamic Union), Saadi pera (Patriotic Union of Kurdistan), Falah Mustafa Bakir (Kurdistan Regional Government Foreign Minister), Prof Kemal Kirisci (Bogazici University), Qubad Jalal Talabany (Kurdistan Regional Government representative to the United States), Mustafa Gundogdu (Kurdish Human Rights Project), Dr Nadje Al-Ali (School of Oriental and African Studies). Also available on Video Google: Kurdistan: Politics in Iraq video.google.co.uk Kurdistan: Disputed Territories in Iraq video.google.co.uk Kurdistan: Iraq, Turkey and the PKK video.google.co.uk Kurdistan: Women in Iraq video.google.co.uk Producer: SL James Language: English / Kurdish Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 1st Step in Solving the Crisis in Iraq: Create an Independent Kurdistan; In order to solve the current crisis in Iraq, the following steps should be


    A war of national liberation or war against terrorism? Filmmaker and acclaimed freelance journalist Kevin McKiernan poses this question at the outset of this stirring, provocative film shot in part by legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler. It’s all in how you define “good”and “bad”. “Good Kurds” are those in Iraq: they are Saddam Hussein’s victims, whom we want to help. “Bad Kurds” are those waging an armed insurrection against Turkey, an American ally: they are the receiving end of US weaponry. During the first Gulf War, McKiernan went to northern Iraq to cover the uprising against Saddam Hussein. Just a few miles away no one was covering the hidden war in Turkey. McKiernan determined he would report the story independently.

    Good Kurds, Bad Kurds — nine years in the making — delves deeply into the U.S.’s complicity in this human rights disaster, indicting the mainstream news outlets that, by staying quiet, help perpetuate the violence. Shot in part by three-time Academy Award winner Haskell Wexler, Good Kurds, Bad Kurds travels from Santa Barbara, California, home to a small Kurdish refugee community, to Washington, D.C, where an activist struggles to gain the attention of lawmakers and the media and fight his deportation, and to Turkey, where the anti-Kurd campaign continues. Good Kurds, Bad Kurds brings sharp clarity to a complicated history, while providing disturbing insight into immigration practices and US foreign policy.

    Director/Producer: Kevin McKiernan

    Cinematographers: Haskell Wexler, Kevin McKiernan

    Editor: Thomas G. Miller

    Music: Bronwen Jones


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This entry was posted on 2015-06-22 by in News Articles.
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