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Films By HINER SALEEM

DOL: A traditional Kurdish tambourine, which is used for festivities in the Middle East, as well as for funerals. On the border of Iran and Iraq sits a small village, Balliova, which is controlled by the Turkish military, frequently at war with Kurdish guerilla fighters. Despite the hostilities ... Read more
Kilometre Zero screened in Official Competition at last year's Cannes Film Festival. Veering between playful black comedy and telling commentary on the historical ethnic tensions that continue to wrack Iraq to this day, Kilometre Zero is a timely look at the forces straining the fabric of the ... Read more
"Kurdish cinema has come into its own ... [A] delightful, poker-faced takeoff on the cowboy movie set on the Iraq-Turkish border." - Hollywood Reporter ... Baran is a hero. Or was - ever since Saddam fell, the Kurdish army has fallen apart. Becoming police chief in a remote border town, he is ... Read more
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