Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Jiyar Gol- Filmmaker/ Halabja

This documentary on Halbja is being featured on youtube, in two parts. It records the West's complicity and continuing neglect. This is a very well made film, shocking even for me. There is not a single NGO in Halabja, no investment from outside except in the military and "security". Poisoned water, broken bodies. This is an important filmmaker (he also made the doc. on Leyla Zana) working out of Canada. One of the saddest things in this documentary is a shot where some children in Halabja say to the camera "Nothing will change. Why are you going to show this in Canada? We have been filmed hundreds of times. Nothing will change here."

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