Dreaming a Nation (The Kurds)

  • 1994 ----- color ----- 58 min ----- vhs///
  • (Blood and Brotherhood series, Part 1) "Until I knew I was a Kurd, I didn't know who I was. Now I know who I am and I am willing to die for it . . ."--the words, not of a battle-hardened guerrilla, but of a teenage girl from Australia. Shows little children singing that the Kurds will live forever as jets roar overhead; introduces us to warlords and guerrilla camps; and demonstrates how people who are threatened by genocide feel that a state of their own is their only protection. That is the bottom line of nationalism.
  • Topics: (History: Middle Eastern, Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science: Middle Eastern, Third World, War and Peace)