For the past few years I have been researching the development of Iraqi Kurdish cinema. This month my research found two culminations... this article in Reverse Shot, focusing on the burgeoning film scene in Duhok: Toward an Iraqi Kurdish Cinema
And my MFA thesis from FAMU, which looks at the region as a whole.
At the same time I heard that Shawkat Amin Korki's wonderful film, Memories on Stone, has been submitted as Iraq's official entry to the Academy Awards. Am wishing them all the best of luck.
It is hard to find a lot of the films I've written about recently, two snippets below to whet the appetite.