In Northern Iraq, a Revival of Kurdish Cinema

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Iranian Kurd crew members on the set of 'Jan-i-gal'

Iranian Kurd crew members film an outdoor scene for the film Jan-i-gal, based on a tragic novel of the same name set in Iraqi Kurdistan in the 1950s. Ivan Watson, NPR hide caption

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Kurdish culture is experiencing a Renaissance in Iraq since Saddam Hussein's overthrow — and Kurdish cinema in particular is enjoying new attention. Ivan Watson reports on how Kurdish filmmakers are flourishing in northern Iraq.

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