BLINDFOLD SHOES - THE
feature film production of BLINDFOLD SHOES offers a unique opportunity to
shed fresh light on the Kurdish region in Northern Iraq. It is an historic
and newsworthy event to see an international film crew setting up camp in a
country usually associated with conflict.
The film production will provide strong evidence that Kurdistan today is
much safer than surrounding countries. The story of BLINDFOLD SHOES, set in
1969, will also demonstrate how Kurdish society has changed and progressed
since the time of Saddam Hussein's terror, the Anfal campaign and the
Kurdish isolation in the 'Safe Haven' between the first and second Gulf
The documentary will explore the key themes of the BLINDFOLD SHOES story,
putting them into the context of present day Kurdistan. It will look at
children's rights, gender equality, the role of religion and education,
cultural identity, the impact of the oil economy, relations with the outside
world, security etc.
The documentary will be the perfect platform to feature many voices; from
ordinary people to visionary leaders. It will mix funny and provocative
aspects of the feature film production with serious reflections about the
future of the Kurdish outlook on life and its role not only in the Middle
East today, but in the wider world.
The Kurdish Genocide
The Blindfold Shoes UK production
team recognise the injustices and atrocities inflicted upon the Kurdish
people by Saddam's regime, especially during the horror of the Anfal
We would like to acknowledge our support in any way we can, but particularly
through our website where we will support the Kurdish people with their
campaign for the international recognition of the Genocide. In addition the
documentary film and the story of the Blindfold Shoes will we hope also help
to raise the profile of the Kurdish people and reach a wider audience.
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Recognition of Genocide against the Kurds in Iraq