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Drenched in Blood (Kurdistan)

Kurdistan, 1964

In the spring of 1964, the Iraqi Army started an offensive against the armed Kurdish opposition. Although the Kurdish opposition groups – the conservative faction under the command of General Barzani and the Democratic Party of Kurdistan (PDK) were at loggerheads with each other, the attack failed. The film shows the armed struggle from the PDK side.

a film by Gordian Troeller and Marie-Claude Deffarge
original title: Durchs blutige Kurdistan
camera: Gordian Troeller
black and white
15 minutes

The film is lost. If anyone knows the whereabouts of a print we would be grateful if they could contact us.

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