The Red Building

I'm Introducing a museum called Amna Suraka or the red building that symbolizes genocide against the Kurdish people in the northern region of Iraq (Kurdistan). This prison was converted to a museum to showcase the genocide during the Baath regime against the Kurdish people and also to showcase the many inhumane acts that took place in the prison.

  • Diana Yad Raoof
    Director and Producer
  • Choman Abdulrahman
  • Hawkar Mahmood
  • Soran Abdula
  • Aza Ibrahim
    Production Assistants
  • Nyan Abbas
    Production Assistants
  • Hama Jaza
  • Adnan Karim
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student, Other
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 5, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, Kurdish
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Battlefield High School
Director Biography

Diana Raoof, writer, director, and producer of the short film The Red Building, is a current high school senior passionate about raising awareness about the Kurdish genocides. Born and raised in Kurdistan, Iraq, she grew up surrounded by survivors of these atrocities.
As the president of the International Club at her school, she is now directly involved in bringing awareness of different cultures and traditions to students. Raoof looks forward to the future, and she plans to direct many more films to raise awareness of Kurdish history.

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Director Statement

My name is Diana Raoof, and I'm a senior at Battlefield high school. I created this documentary because I wanted people around the world to learn about the injustices brought against the Kurdish people for decades. The Kurdish people faced many genocides throughout their history; however, their voices were not heard enough. I wanted to help shed light on that part of history and honor the innocent people who lost their lives, families, and friends to these genocides.