Sunday September 8th 2019
Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, 1018 WV Amsterdam, Netherlands
10:15 AM-11:30 AM
KURDISH SHORT DOCUMENTARIES (FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE!) with Q+A
Facing Death with Wire Cutters – Dir. Sarwar Abdullah Kurdistan, 2017) 30:00/Unseen Photos of Anfal– Dir. HAWRAZ MUHAMED and NABAZ AHMED (Kurdistan, 2019) 25:57
11:45 AM -12:45PM
Iraq/Iran Project-Minority Rights Group International Panel w/ short Where We Belong: Returning To Nineveh Plains (Dir. Dario Bosio, Maren Wickwire)
Mays Al-Juboori: Civilian Rights Officer in attendance
Resilience and Recovery: Minorities and Reconciliation in Iraq.
After the retake of Mosul by the Iraqi forces and the defeat of ISIS in Northern Iraq, reconstruction and recovery represent the most important objectives for a stable and peaceful Iraq, and the plains of Nineweh are one of the main stages where to look if one wants to understand the many challenges faced by Iraqi civil society.
In the wake of one of the most brutal sectarian conflicts that has ever happened in the region, the many ethnic groups living in Nineweh are now exploring ways of coexistence and slowly trying to rebuild a society that can overcome past tensions while looking towards a more peaceful future.
During a talk following the projection of the film Where We Belong: Returning to Nineveh Plains, Mays al-Juboori (Minority Rights Group International) and Dario Bosio (director of the film) discuss the challenges faced by ethnic minorities in Northern Iraq, with a particular focus on the struggles of human rights defenders and the need for a more complex portrayal of the regional issues in the international mediasphere.
Mays Al-Juboori is a civilian rights officer at Minority Rights Group International where she specializes in human rights in Iraq. Mays has over 5 years’ experience in research, advocacy and supporting civil society activists and organizations in the country. She has an academic background in international law.
Minority Rights Group International (MRG) is the leading international human rights organization working to secure the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples. Through training and education, legal cases, publications, the media and cultural programs MRG supports minority and indigenous people as they strive to maintain their rights – to the land they live on, the languages they speak, to equal opportunities in education and employment, and to full participation in public life. Founded in 1969 and with offices in London, Budapest and Kampala, MRG works with about 130 partners in over 60 countries across the world. It has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and observer status with the African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights.
Hosted by Dario Bosio
Kurdish Shorts I
Filmmakers in Attendance for Q+A!
1:00 -3:00 PM
Laughter and Forgetting Dir. Hawraz Mohammed (Kurdistan, 2018) 13:36
Broken Song Dir. Can Bapir (Austria, 2018) 31:00
Rojava – A Call to Arms Dir. Edoardo Richard Grasselli-Moyse (UK) 12:00
Evan, A Survivor’s Story Dir. Rafiqfuad Yarahmadi (Iraq, UK) 18:50
Kurdish Shorts II
1 hr 20 min
3:15- 5:00 PM
The Mandarin Tree 17:58 Dir. Cengiz Akaygün (Germany, 2018)
Breath Dir. Zirek Mira (Kurdistan 2005) 05:45
The Last Embrace Dir. Saman Hosseinpuor (Iran, 2019)04:01
The Pattern Dir. Azad Jannati (Kurdistan, 2018) 6:57
There Was a Country Dir. Hebun Polat (Turkey, 2018) 03:57
Anniversary Dir. Angelica Germanà Bozza (Germany, 2018) 14:17
The Fog 19:45 Dir. Ferdi Taskir – (Turkey, 2019)
Looking for God Dir. Zirek Mira (Kurdistan, 2007) 6:34