This week on Rough Translation, the story of Kamaran Najm — an Iraqi photojournalist who went missing in 2014.
Kamaran Najm had a vision: to create Iraq's first photo agency and to train local photographers how to tell the story of their own country – beyond just war.
He wanted to capture pictures that focused on the beauty of the country...
And portray an authentic reality of everyday life in Iraq.
Against his family's wishes, he founded Metrography Photo Agency.
This is the last photo Kamaran took (from the frontline of a battle), before he was wounded and went missing. Officials told his family he was dead.
Days later, they received a call from Kamaran. This is moments after that call. He was alive but being held by ISIS.
Listen to the episode to hear Kamaran's story, and his friends' and family's attempt to rescue him.
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* Note: This story contains strong language and sounds of war.
When a journalist goes missing in Iraq, his friends and family have to figure out how to find him.
We follow their search operation as it unfolds, with recordings that span years – from a battlefield in Iraq, to a phone call with the captors, and alongside the brothers and close friends as they hunt for clues.
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