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Film Details

Nomination Category:

Best Documentary Feature Film

Ceremony Year:

2014

Country:

Iraq

Producers:

Taha Karimi

Director:

Taha Karimi

Screenwriter:

Taha Karimi

1001 Apples

Best Documentary Feature FilmIn 1988, the Iraqi Ba’ath party murdered and buried 182,000 Kurds in 350 mass graves in a genocide known as Operation Anfar. Only 10 people managed to escape. One of these survivors, Faraj, climbed out from amongst the dead and was taken to the USA by Human Rights Watch. To raise awareness of the genocidal massacres, he formed the Iraqi Mass Graves Survivors’ group. Director Taha Karimi’s deeply moving film follows Faraj’s return to Kurdistan, where, with four other survivors, he distributes 1001 red apples and cloves as symbols of reconciliation and peace for families who had lost dear ones in the massacre.