Kurdistan, The Other Iraq, has been held up as a shining example of peace in the Middle East since U.S.- sanctioned protections were put in place in 1992, but how has this experimental democracy really affected women? The film explores the lives of three very different Kurdish women, as they prepare for the ancient New Year feast, by reckoning with the past and looking to the future. One of them Alwan was an 8 year-old girl who lost everything and witnessed unspeakable horrors when Saddam Hussein dropped a chemical bomb on the city of Halabja in 1988, killing 5,000 Kurds instantly. The 20th anniversary of the tragedy is here, and she must play host to dozens of visiting dignitaries, all the while harboring resentment at the corruption and greed that have left these victims living an impoverished existence in rubble. 21 DAYS TO NAWROZ is study of evolution, hope, and courage, in the most unlikely of places.
Awards: Best in Show at 2009 Accolade Competition
Curated by: Paul Lee
21 DAYS TO NAWROZ - 1 Hour Documentary from Tricon Films and Television on Vimeo.
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