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PARADIES!, PARADIES!

In 1991 Kurdwin Ayub and her parents were forced to flee from Iraq. Years later her father (Omar) is homesick and has decided to visit relatives in his hometown of Dohuk again, but this time in order to purchase property there. With a camera in hand, Kurdwin accompanies her father on visits with relatives, real estate agents, and even soldiers in a war zone within reach of the IS. The places and people they encounter repeatedly call into question Omar’s glorified picture of Kurdistan, a place he calls “Paradise”.

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