Q&A | Ebrahim Saeedi | All My Mothers & Mandoo (2021)

  • Q&A
  • 60min

Global Kurdish Film Festival Q&A with Ebrahim Saeedi, Director of All My Mothers & Mandoo, moderated by Zanyar Muhammadineko.

All My Mothers Synopsis: During the 30 years of the Ba’ath ruling under Saddam Hussein in Iraq, thousands of Kurds and Shiites were either killed or disappeared. They have found one of the mass graves after 24 years in the southern deserts of Iraq. A documentary that explores the atrocities of Anfal and the years of suffering of the mothers, daughters, wives, or sisters of those victims.

Mandoo Synopsis:

Sheelan wants to find her uncle from whom she has had no news for over 20 years. However, she discovers that her uncle has suffered a stroke and lost the ability to speak. The family informs Sheelan that they want to take him back to East Kurdistan where he’ll be able to live his final days surrounded by the memories of his homeland.

Director’s Biography:

Ebrahim Saeedi is a director, editor, and photographer, born in 1965 in Mahabad in Eastern Kurdistan. He has a BA in Cinema from the Arts University of Tehran and has been been working in various fields for more than 35 years. As a result of his activity in these years, he has directed many short films, features, and documentaries.