The Ba’ath party, led by Saddam Hussein, killed 182.000 Iraqi Kurds and buried them all in mass graves in 1988. Among all, only thirteen people could get out the mass graves and survive. This is the story of 5 of those survivors.
It is said that right after launching the Iraq-Iran war, Saddam on the other hand, also waged a massive attack on Iraqi Kurds and the villages of Kurdistan. This was in spite of Kurds having made the decision to acquiesce to the Ba’athist regime. Many Kurds decided to live the country towards Syria or Turkey just to avoid Saddam’s purging inquisition. But many were rounded up by military forces on the way. Villages were surrounded and after the villages’ elders managed to secure a parole promise, they let the guards down and the military units entered. What followed, and what is depicted in this documentary, is a harrowing story accounted for after many years by these few survivors, mothers and wives who were spared.

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