Kurdish Film Review: Memories on Stone
"Memories on Stones", directed and partly written by Shawkat Amin Korki, is a ninety-three minute historical drama released in July, 2014 in the Czech Republic. The suspense filled story line rotates around two middle-aged, childhood friends named Hussien and Alan.
They both share the same dream, they want to direct a film- not just any old film, but a film about the genocide the Kurdish people went through during the 1980's Anfal Campaign. Of course, because of the fact that the period they lived in was directly after the reign of dictator Saddam Hussien, it wasn't exactly the most ideal time to pick up movie-making. They come across many hurdles and obstacles and they're in danger of loosing everything, their lives included. Howev- er, as two film makers, Hussien and Alan remain true to themselves, sticking with the phrase 'the show must go on!'
"Memories on Stone" speaks about more than the horrors of war, it sends an extremely important message across to it's audience: to never give up, and as the two directors fight to have their film seen on screen and over come obstacle over obstacle, Hussien and Alan's hopes become the audiences hope. Over all, it was a brilliant production worthy of it's numerous awards tions.