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MIPTV Picks ’09 – 21 Days to Nawroz

Kurdistan broke free from Iraqi rule and held its first parliamentary elections in 1992. But the road to democracy was still a dangerous one, even with the protection of a 'no fly zone' as enforced by English and U.S. forces. 21 Days to Nawroz examines how this new reality has impacted the lives of three Kurdish women.
March 20, 2009


Kurdistan broke free from Iraqi rule and held its first parliamentary elections in 1992. But the road to democracy was still a dangerous one, even with the protection of a ‘no fly zone’ as enforced by English and U.S. forces.
21 Days to Nawroz examines how this new reality has impacted the lives of three Kurdish women, each dealing with the uncertainty and promise of a new beginning for their homeland, as they prepare for the ancient New Year feast of Nawroz.
Partners: Produced by and distributed through Tricon Films

Length: 1 x 60 minutes
Wrapped: March 2008

Rights available: All worldwide

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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