ERBIL — A documentary film about the Baath regime’s atrocity of chemical attack against Kurds in Halabja is now competing alongside dozens of other works in an international festival.
Halabja, a city in Kurdistan Region, came under chemical bombardment by Saddam Hussein’s army on 16th March 1988. It killed over 5,000 civilians and left more than 10,000 with wounds.
The Kurdish film, titled “Kamil looking for breath”, was directed by Osman Mohammed. He told BasNews that his work will go on the screen at the 3rd Salamat International Film Festival in Tehran.
“It will be competing with 34 other works in the category of documentaries,” Mohammed said.
“We would like to let the world know about those still suffering from the Halabja chemical attack after 30 years.”