Kur­dish Film Re­view: Mem­o­ries on Stone

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"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.

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