"If There Wouldn't Be Stories"

In the year 1988, In an operation called "Anfal", Saddam Hussein commits genocide against 180,000 people of Iraqi Kurdistan

"If There Wouldn't Be Stories" is an experimental, poetic and archival documentary film about al-Anfal compaingn.

To address this subject, paintings of different eras used this film.

  • Kamal salehzadeh
  • Kamal salehzadeh
  • Kamal salehzadeh
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 27, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Director Biography - Kamal salehzadeh

Born in 1988 at Sardasht, Iran
Film student at Tehran university of Art
His firsr short film: "If There Wouldn't Be Stories"

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Director Statement

I left the idea of using archived films and photographs -becouse of their distinctiveness- and got to 'painting' which gave the possibility of working with "similarities"; similarities between Anfal and all the other catastrophes before and after it. also, by not limiting this work to painting of a certain art movement or an era, I draw everyone to be engaged in the miseries of this catastrophe and others like it, and by putting these painting in a basis other than the ones they are normally in, we may look at them in a different way, and they might look at us in a different way, too.