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Claudio von Planta in Return to Kirkuk: A Year in the Fire

Return to Kirkuk: A Year in the Fire

2007 UR

When he was 19, Karzan Sherabayani, a Kurd, fled to England, escaping torture at the hands of Saddam Hussein's secret police. This penetrating documentary follows his return to Kirkuk 25 years later, to vote in Iraq's first post-Saddam election. Framing Sherabayani's journey is an examination of the state of the Kurdish people before the fall of the Baathist regime and their future in an unstable land.