“A visually sophisticated movie … investigating with sincerity and gracious humor the traumatising events suffered by his nation.” – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Award-winning director Shawkat Amin Korki reflects the tragedy of the Kurdish genocide in this stirring yet comical tale of a film crew that tries to do the impossible and shoot a movie in a war-affected country.
After the fall of Saddam, childhood friends Hussein and Alan decide to make a film about the genocide of Iraqi Kurds in 1988. After a long search, a young and beautiful girl, passionate about the project has been cast as the lead actress, only to be obstructed by her cousin and uncle. Losing precious time and money the friends decide to make huge sacrifices to complete the film.
Memories on Stone offers a poignant glimpse into the complexities of life in this region; what is also evident is the love and passion for cinema that prevails in Kurdistan.
The script of this film was supported by MPA APSA Academy Film Fund.