Kurdistan, “The Other Iraq”, has been held up as a shining example of peace in the Middle East since US sanctioned protections were put in place in 1992, but how has this experimental democracy really affected women?
21 DAYS TO NAWROZ is a documentary feature explores the lives of three very different Kurdish women as they prepare for the ancient New Year feast by reckoning with the past and looking to the future.
Michelle Mama is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and veteran factual producer/director with over 250 of hours of television under her belt. She is a fiercely creative television professional known for her outside-the-box storytelling and her tenacity in delivering the best in factual entertainment. As a director she has the ability to disarm subjects and generate true intimacy with her subjects and as a producer she collaborates to inspire and extract extraordinary work from her team. With a well-worn passport and the confidence of experience, she is as comfortable in a studio control room as she is on location in a war-torn country.
Now based in NYC, Michelle is showrunning a prime-time documentary series about groundbreaking artists for CBC and producing a scripted series adaptation of a critically acclaimed novel.
The film has already won a flurry of awards….
PLATINUM REMI – BEST DOCUMENTARY – World Fest Houston
BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY – Baghdad International Film Festival
SILVER PALM – BEST DOCUMENTARY – Mexico International Film Festival
GOLDEN EAGLE – BEST DOCUMENTARY – CINE International, Los Angeles
BEST IN SHOW – DOCUMENTARY – Accolade Competition, Los Angeles
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