Docu-Fiction – colour – 74 min – 2013 – Iraq.
In 1988 the Iraqi Ba’ath party murdered and buried 182,000 Kurds in 350 mass graves. Only 10 people managed to escape.
Faraj climbed out from amongst the dead and was taken to the USA by ‘Human Rights Watch’.
Realizing that few people were aware of the genocidal ‘Anfal’ massacres, Faraj formed the ‘Iraqi Mass Graves Survivors’ group.
He returned to Kurdistan where, with four other survivors, he bought 1001 red apples and cloves and distributed them to families who had lost members.
These apples and cloves became symbols of reconciliation and peace.
*- 18th Pusan International Film Festival, South Korea. October 03-12, 2013. « Competitive Section – Wide Angle »
*- 2nd Duhok International Film Festival, Iraq. October 09-16, 2013. « Competitive Section »
*- 14th Asiatica Film Mediale, Roma, Italia. October 12-20, 2013. « Competitive Section »
*- Dubai International Film Festival, United Arab Emirates. December 06-14, 2013. « Non Competitive Section – Arabian Nights »
*- 13th WATCH DOCS Human Rights International Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland. December 06-12, 2013. « Competitive Section »
*- 18th Kerala International Film Festival, India. December 6-13, 2013. « World Cinema Section »
*- 24th Tromsø International Film Festival, Norway. From January 13–19, 2014. « Competitive Section »
*-13th !f Istanbul, International Independent Film Festival, Istanbul; Ankara and Izmir, Turkey. From February 13–March 02, 2014. « Competion Section – The Love & Change ».
*Winner of : Best Kurdish Documentary Film @ 2nd Duhok International Film Festival, Iraq.
*Winner of : Best Documentary Prize @ 14th Asiatica Film Mediale, Roma, Italia.