Monthly Archive: November, 2013

Italy Seeks to Tighten Ties with the KRG

      When I first moved to the Kurdistan Region I was confronted with a familiar rhetoric, one that sought to liken Kurdish culture to the Italian one. From a mutual love of… Continue reading

Medical Students Hold Charity Drive for Refugees

      Thursday, October 10. Children gather, curious, at the gate as a red bus rolls into the Arbat Refugee Camp.  Teeth glint white on grimy faces framed by tangled hair as the children… Continue reading

Latinizing the Kurdish Alphabet

             Language is quite essential. It is through language that we are able to communicate. It is what binds a group of people together and gives a nation its sense of identity. The… Continue reading

Religion: An Obligation or a Free Choice?

To the well-trained mind, religion is no more than a personal belief, a path one chooses on free will. Thus, religion should not label nor categorize anyone at any place or time. Having… Continue reading

Want Better Healthcare? It Begins Here

      The emergency hospital in Sulaimania is often overcrowded. One of the reasons is that it’s the only one in the whole city, so how could it not be? However, the second main… Continue reading


Movie Review Buckle up for one of this year’s most fun and exciting racing adventures, “Turbo”! This 3D computer-animated film is produced by Dreamworks Animation, distributed by 20th Century Fox and based on… Continue reading

The World Kurdish Congress 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden.

On the 11th to the 13th of October this year, organized in partnership with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the 3rd World Kurdish Congress was conducted. This year there was an overwhelming number… Continue reading

The 2nd Duhok International Film Festival

The 2nd edition of the Duhok International Film Festival took place from October. 9th – 16th /2013 – eight days of international innovative cinema and valuable Kurdish cinematographic stories was presented throughout the… Continue reading

Beri Shelmashi: Directing “Heart on Fire”

1.    What is  ‘Heart on Fire’ about? ‘Heart on Fire’ is a film about the prejudgments we have when we see someone “different” walking down the street. We think we can judge someone’s… Continue reading