Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand (2004)

One of the earliest films made in Iraq during the current war, Turtles Can Fly passionately depicts the plight of children during wartime, particularly those who are already refugees in their own country.

An enterprising young teenage Kurd leads a workforce of children who clear fields of land mines in northern Iraq and setting up satellite dishes for the surrounding refugee camps and villages. He becomes enamored with a girl who cares for a baby and her older maimed brother. The United States are about to invade Iraq.

The film is made with non-actors and this makes it even more affecting as you know these children actually live in these conditions. The story becomes even more tragic as the girl's history is told and her future is obliterated.


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