Doc on victims of Halabja chemical attack to go on screen in Iraqi Kurdistan

March 12, 2016

Crew members of “Zmnako”, a documentary on Iraq’s chemical weapons attack on the Kurdish city of Halabja in 1988, will be watching the doc along with the art and cultural officials of Iraqi Kurdistan on March 16.

Producer Mohammad Shakibania and director Mehdi Qorbanpur will also be attending the screening session upon invitation by the governor of Halabja, the Persian service of MNA reported on Friday.

The documentary is due to be screened in the three cities of Halabja, Erbil and Sulaymaniyah for three days from March 15 to 17.

The crew members will also attend a live program on Kurdsat, the Kurdish language satellite television station in Iraqi Kurdistan, to give additional explanation about the documentary.

“Zmnako” is about the new life of 40-day-old newborn that loses his mother after the chemical weapons attack on Halabja on March 16.

The doc was named the best documentary of the 17th Iran Cinema Celebration in September 2015.

CAPTION: A scene from “Zmnako”

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