Irák, 2016, 22 min
Mihemed, a journalist from Kobane in Syrian Kurdistan, renegotiates his future plans while living as a refugee in Slemani, Iraqi Kurdistan. Following the changing future perspectives of Mihemed's story, Bridge to Kobane ties together issues of migration, borders and future horizons in times of crisis.
Lana Askari is a PhD candidate in Social Anthropology with Visual Media at the University of Manchester. Trained in Anthropology (MPhil Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge) and Documentary Filmmaking (MA Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester), she recently returned from her fieldwork in Slemani, Iraqi Kurdistan where she was a research affiliate at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. Her research areas include ethnographic documentary film, diaspora and migration, and the anthropology of time, infrastructure and the state.
Director, Camera, Edit, Script, Production: Lana Askari
Language of Dialogues: Kurdish
Language of Subtitles: English