Shawkat Amin Korki

Shawkat Amin Korki

Iraq

Now there is nowhere to show this film. The cinemas are all destroyed and the people don't want to gather together any more anyway. It is too dangerous.    

Biography

Born in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1973, Shawkat Amin Korki and his family fled from military oppression in 1975, living in exile in Iran for 24 years. During his years in Iran, and later when he returned to Iraqi Kurdistan, he worked in theatre, television and cinema. His short films have been presented at several international festivals, winning awards. Korki wrote, produced and directed his first feature film, CROSSING THE DUST (2006), in Iraqi Kurdistan; which won many international prizes, including Best Director and NETPAC Award at Singapore International Film Festival 2007. His second feature, KICK OFF (2009), won twelve international awards, including the Busan International Film Festival 2009 New Currents Award and FIPRESCI Award. His third feature, MEMORIES ON STONE (2014), won fifteen awards internationally, such as Best Film from the Arab World at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014 and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2014 UNESCO Award. Nowadays, he lives and works in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan.

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