Episode 5: Flavours of Iraq

Since his initial visit to Iraq in the summer of 1989, Feurat Alani has observed and chronicled the changes that swept the country, first through the innocent eyes of a child, and later as a journalist. He tells his story in our 20-episode animated TV series, “Flavours of Iraq”. The son of an Iraqi political refugee living in Paris, Feurat Alani first visited Iraq in the summer of 1989. Still a young boy, he discovers the country of his ancestors, as Iraq enjoys a brief period of respite between the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War and the 1990-1991 Gulf War. But soon, young Feurat – whose name is derived from the Euphrates River -- begins to pay less attention to his cousin’s Toyota, and more to the growing shadow of politics, that seems to reach even the most intimate spheres of life.