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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
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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