Art and Experience: “Zemnako” will be on screen in Iraq’s Kordestan with the attendance of cultural and artistic people due to the event of 16 March for respecting those who lost in chemical bombardment.

The cast and crew of the documentary movie are going to attend the event of 16 March and be with people of Iraq’s Kordestan and watch the movie. Abdollah Mohammad Abdolvahab, the governor general of Halabcheh invited the cast and crew to be present in the event. Mohammad Shakibania, the producer and Mehdi Ghorbanpour, the director will attend the event.

“Zemnako” is a feature documentary movie in 70 minutes about a 20 day child which was born in forced war in Halabcheh and brought to Iran and searching for the identity. “Zemnako” was filmed in Tehran, Mashhad, Halabcheh and Soleymanieh of Iraq.

“Zemnako” got awards from 17th Ceremony of Iran Cinema as the best feature documentary and best research and it was nominated for Cinema Verite and  34th Fajr Film Festival.

On the eve of March 16, the anniversary of chemical bombing of the town of Iraqi border town of Halabcheh by former Iraqi dictator Saddam, on the invitation of governor of Halabcheh, the documentary Zemanko is to be screened in a memorial ceremony held for victims of the crime committed during the 8 years Iraqi imposed war against Iran.According to Public Relations and Information Center of Ministry of Culture, the film will be screened on March 15-17 in Halabcheh, Erbil and Sulaymaniyeh and Mehdi Ghorbanpoor and Mohammad Skibania director and producer of the film respectively and a group of local dignitaries will be also attending the ceremony and watch the documentary. The film narrates the story of a boy who was borne on March 16, 1988 the same day the town of Halabcheh wad subject to chemical bombing and he was separated from his mother and spent the next 20 years of his life in Iran. Zemanko has been very successful in numerous film festivals in Iran and is currently being screened in many cinemas in Tehran and several provincial cities.
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