Documentaries Programme 10 (Tuesday 4 Dec 13:00)
A SNOWY DAY
Director: Hossein Jehani
Australia 2006 / 10m / Kurdish (Sorani) with English subtitles / PG
It is early morning, the sky is getting brighter over a Kurdish village as it starts to snow. People gradually emerge from their homes to their everyday chores. The film follows a little boy on a visit to his father's grave and his mother talks about her husband's death.
Director: Karzan Sherabayani
United Kingdom 2007 / 7m / English, Kurdish (Sorani) with English subtitles / PG
On the mountains of Kurdistan between Iraq, Iran and Turkey it snows for most of the winter. While the roads become unpassable for cars, the traffic on horseback remains steady for the black market.
Documentaries Programme 11 (Wednesday 5 Dec 18:00)
CASTLE OF DEATH FOR LIFE
Director: Shakhawan Abdullah Rahim
South Kurdistan (Iraq) 2007 / 19m / Kurdish (Kurmanji) with English subtitles / PG
A centre built in Kurdistan by the Saddam regime to imprison, torture and kill is now the long-term home for many poor families.
Director: Kia Aziz
Holland 2007 / 40m / Dutch and Spanish with English subtitles / PG
The extraordinary life story of Argentinean musician Ruben Rodriguez, just one of many students who suffered during the military dictatorship. He has been singing on a street in Buenos Aires for more than 20 years just to survive. There are other difficulties too.
Director: Alan Amin
United Kingdom 2007 / 45m / Kurdish (Sorani) with English subtitles / 15
Saddam Hussein's chemical attack on Halabja in March 1988 killed thousands of civilians. This films documents the experiences of three survivors - Shaho Qadir, Kochar Ali and Parviz Khalidi - who struggle to cope with the emotional and physical scars left by the attack as they try to rebuild their lives in the United Kingdom.