European Film On ISIS to Be Produced in Kurdistan
The local production of a new film “Before the Walay”, which will cover the story of what has happened in the years since ISIS arose in the region, was announced at a press conference in Duhok.
Salih Arif, Director of Cinema Art in the Duhok Province, said the German film has now finished filming—with around half being shot in Germany and half in Kurdistan. The film, which focuses on the Kurdistan region of Iraq as well as Syria, is produced by Mitos Film Company and directed by Professor Peter Auf, an instructor at Stuttgart University in Germany. However, the one million euro budget needed for funding the film came from the German Minisry of Culture.
This will be the first cinema level documentation of the story of those affected by ISIS in the Middle East. The film is expected to be shown to audiences globally. Notably, the Kurdish Director, Hussein Hassan, acted in the film.