Nonetheless, this paper presents a critical evaluation of a screening event involving the documentary “The Kurdish Winter.”
The documentary “The Kurdish Winter,” bears the story of the Kurdish people. These are considered to be the largest nation in the world, but without a state of their own (Gendercide n.d). Documentaries are one of the major ways of revisiting genocide and its effects, in an effort to prevent such future occurrences (Wilson & Crowder-Taraborrelli 2012). In the 1980’s, and years before, the Kurdish people suffered continuous genocides in Iraq. This therefore, had a negative impact on their life and heritage (Ibrahim & Gurbey 2000). Nonetheless, this documentary aims at collecting evidence from the Kurds that are alive today, and lived in the 1970’s. This will eventually help in shaping the truth about the Kurdish genocide, as witnesses testify in the documentary. Although the Kurdish people during that period suffered a lot of atrocities, the media publicised the events that unfolded, but the world closed its eyes and ears to the situation and cries of the Kurdish people.
Being the director of the documentary, I had the responsibility of ensuring that the filming process was successful, and making sure that the content of the documentary was on point and convincing. For filming, I travelled to various parts of the world, identifying the key people that I would include in the documentary. The conditions for these people was that they had to be Kurdish, and must have been alive when the genocides occurred, as well as been affected in one way or another by the detrimental events that made up the genocide.
I gained diverse insights into the situation of the Kurdish people from different parties, including political prisoners, politicians, leaders of different calibre, as well as the common Kurdish people that were victims of the genocide. As the director of the documentary, I shared the pains of these people, since I was