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Memories on Stone

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Memories on Stone (Bîranînên li ser kevirî)

Directed by Shawkat Amin Korki

  • Iraq, Germany, Qatar 2014; 97 min
  • Original version: Kurdish, Arabic, Farsi
  • Genre: Drama
    • UNESCO Award - Asia Pacific Screen Awards
    • Best Director - Cinedays Skopje
  • Iraqi submission for the Academy Awards

  • From the director of STONE LAND presented at Asian Project Market
    From the director of THE EXAM presented at Asian Project Market


Following the fall of Saddam, two Kurdish childhood friends, Hüseyin and Alan, decide to make a film about the 1988 Kurdish massacre during the Al-Anfal operation in Iraq. What they learn from the process of making this film is that they have to risk everything including their lives in order to reach the truth through cinema and confront their own identities.

Director's Statement

For me, making this movie was almost like making two movies at the same time, because it is a film about filmmaking. There are so many broken souls left trying to grapple with the remains of Iraqi history. This is what we wish to relay through our protagonists in MEMORIES ON STONE and why it’s crucial for us to bring this story out into the open.



    Janna Heine