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In collaboration with Evini Films production company, producer of human rights themes, we have accumulated a library of short and feature length films and documentaries. Some of these films are available for streaming and public screenings, others may be acquired directly from Evini Films.

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Rescued Yezidi victims
by Seivan M. Salim

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Sara from Kocho
by Seivan M. Salim

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Yezidi Crisis
by Seivan M. Salim

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Jiyan (Life) trailer
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Five years following the infamous chemical and biological bombing of Halabja, Diyari, a Kurdish/American good Samaritan, returns to his homeland to build an orphanage in what is left of Halabja. He meets Jiyan, a ten-year old orphan and a survivor of the chemical attack, doomed to live with a burn scar covering most of her right cheek. A strong bond between the two ensues and later he names his orphanage after her.

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Saddam's Mass Graves
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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 unveiled.
1.2 Million men, women and children lost their lives 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 buried alive.
"Saddam's Mass Graves" is a living testimony to the suffering of the Kurds and Iraqis under Saddam's regime.

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Chemical Ali's Anfal
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The Anfal 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's Anfal" 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.

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The House of Hope
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Pilot for a television drama series about domestic violence
In Kurdish with English subs

 

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