​Kilometre Zero

Date: 

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 7:00pm

Kilometre Zero

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From the New York Times review:

A story of ethnic conflict between Kurds and Iraqis in the context of the war between Iraq and Iran in the 1980s. The central story of the film is set at a time when Kurds were conscripted to serve in the Iraqi army, where they were brutally abused, as a despised minority in Saddam Hussein's military. Kilometre Zero pairs a Kurdish soldier, under orders to return the body of a dead soldier to his family, with an Iraqi taxi driver who will drive them cross–country to the dead soldier's home. Scenes between the men, in the close quarters of their truck, are interwoven with scenes of often comic incompetence of Iraqi soldiers and officers.

 
Director
Hiner Saleem

Country of Origin
Iraq, France, Finland

Language
Kurdish, Arabic, French
 (English Subtitles)

Year/Time
2005 / 91 min

Presenter
Lyndall Herman

 

 

7PM in Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center (ILC), Room 150, 1500 E. University Blvd.