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Shawkat Amin KORKI

Shawkat Amin KORKI

Born in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1973, Shawkat Amin Korki and his family fled from military oppression in 1975, living in exile in Iran for 24 years. In Iran, and later after his return to Kurdistan, he worked in theater, television and cinema.

Korki wrote, directed and produced his first feature film, Crossing the Dust (2006), in Iraqi Kurdistan. It screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2007. The film won many international prizes, including the Best Director and NETPAC Awards at Singapore International Film Festival 2007.

His second feature, Kick Off (2009), won 12 international awards, including the Busan International Film Festival 2009’s New Currents Award and FIPRESCI Award. Memories on Stone (2014), won more than 15 international awards, including Best Film from the Arab World at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014 and the coveted APSA UNESCO Award 2014. Memories on Stone (2014) was also the official Oscar Entry from Iraq that year.

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