My Enemy, My Brother wins Grand Jury Prize in San Diego!

November 14, 2017

TORONTO, ON (November 14, 2017) – Canadian feature documentary, MY ENEMY, MY BROTHER wins the Grand Jury Award at the 18th Annual SDAFF Awards Gala

Toronto film production company, Fathom Film Group is excited to announce the feature documentary, My Enemy, My Brother, has been awarded the Grand Jury Award at the 18th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival on Saturday, November 11th. A follow up to the Oscar shortlisted and Emmy nominated short documentary, from director Ann Shin, My Enemy, My Brother tells a surprisingly uplifting story from the Iran-Iraq war about two former enemies who met on the battlefield where one saved the other’s life. They meet again 30 years later by sheer chance, and embark on perilous journey back to Iran and Iraq in search of lost loved ones, a journey that will have dramatic consequences for both men.

For all the coverage of the Middle East, there are precious few stories delve into the depth of the impact of decades of the numerous wars and terrorist incursions in the area. My Enemy, My Brother is an incredibly unique window into the aftermath of Iran-Iraq War and how two men rose above their country’s political and religious differences. Against this backdrop the emotional story of Najah and Zahed is a surprising affirmation of humanity that cuts across political borders.

The San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) is a San Diego’s premier film showcase of Asian American and International cinema. Founded in 2000, the festival has grown to become the largest exhibition of International Asian cinema in the United States. Each year, the festival brings World premieres from film around the world including North and South America, the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific Rim and South East Asia.

The feature film, My Enemy, My Brother, had its Canadian premiere at the 2017 Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival and will be theatrically released in early 2018.

Upcoming festival screenings:

November 21st and 23rd, 2017 – Bogazici Film Festival in Istanbul

December 14th and 16th, 2017 – Bahamas International Film Festival

February 22nd to 25th, 2018 – Boulder International Film Festival

December 5th, 2017 – Embassy of Canada and the Senate Chancellery*, Berlin
December 8th, 2017 – Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands*, The Hague
 
*Special screenings of My Enemy, My Brother, the short documentary for the initiative: We are neighbours; Integration in the immigration society.
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