Iraqi artist Jamal Amin screens cinema films in Britain25/06/2012 16:49
ERBIL, June 25 (AKnews) - Iraqi artist Jamal Amin screened three films in London in cooperation with the Iraqi Cultural Club in London and spoke about his artistic experience about making short movies.
Speaking to AKnews Jamal Amin said that the show included the presentation of two films - Storks and Virus - and he played the main role in the third film Arbana directed by artist Hadi Mahood.
Amin, who won the silver award in the Cairo festival for radio and television said Arbana is his recent artistic work for 2012 and deals in a panoramic and un-traditional way with events in Iraq since the era of the former regime and until now, as well as war, occupation, terrorism and the various explosions the country has witnessed.
"The film shows a defeated soldiers sitting on a cart-horse and passes through many scenes beginning from the Iranian war reaching the US invasion of Iraq.
“Virus talks about the sectarian war that Iraq witnessed through a group of friends that goes on a trip. They disagree among each other and this shows the disputes between parents and brothers and loved ones.
“There is a message at the end of the film that Iraq cannot be built except through unity and cooperation to face the virus of sectarianism.
“Storks talks about expatriate Iraqis or Arabs in general in Europe through a short story, where two friends Maria and Ahmed meet and remember the past and how Ahmed was unsuccessful while Maria speaks about her successes although they studied together."
Amin added that all his films deal with Iraq and Iraqis inside or outside Iraq, saying: "I carry Iraq with me, with all its detailed sufferings and show it through my films for the whole world."
By Lian Siyawish