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Turtles Can Fly

Turtles Can Fly
  • 2004
  • Iran/Iraq
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bahman Ghobadi
  • Written by: Bahman Ghobadi
  • Cast: Soran Ebrahim, Avaz Latif
  • Language: Kurdish

The first feature film to emerge from Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein, the anguished Turtles Can Fly is set in a refugee camp on the Iraqi-Turkish border, just before the US invasion in the spring of 2003. It vividly but humanely immerses the viewer in the nightmarish realities of daily existence in this makeshift community, which is situated amidst a forbidding natural landscape.

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Refugee Week Scotland 2009 - Fugee la la

11 Jun 2009

Given the recent increase in profile of the BNP across Scotland, the timing and focus of this year’s country-wide Refugee Week are particularly prescient. This year, the multi-artform festival which aims to raise awareness of the issues facing and…

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