Episode 5: Flavours of Iraq
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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.