Jani Gal

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Jani Gal
Directed by Jamil Rostami
Produced by Suli Film
Written by Ibrahim Ahmad,
Khosro Sina
Jamil Rostami
Starring Nezar Selami,
Renas Voria
Release date
July, 2007
Running time
100 min
Language Kurdish

Jani Gal is a 2007 Iraqi film directed by Iranian director Jamil Rostami. It is based on a celebrated novel by Kurdish author Ibrahim Ahmad and Film written by Iranian screenwriter khosro Sina. It was Iraq's submission to the 80th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1][2]


The story is set in 1950s Iraq and illustrates the plight of Juamer in a flashback structure. When Juamer's wife goes into labor, he runs to get the midwife but is caught in the midst of a clash between Kurdish protestors and Iraqi police. He is mistakenly arrested, tortured and sentenced to ten years imprisonment. After his release, Juamer sets out to find his loved ones but he discovers that his wife died, without medical help, on the same day that he was arrested.[3][4][5]


  1. Best International Filmmaker Award, Boston Film Festival, 2008.
  2. Columbine Award, Moondance International Film Festival, 2008.

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  1. ^ "A Record 63 Countries Vying For Best Foreign-Language Oscar Nod". Yahoo! Movies. 2007-10-17. Archived from the original on September 26, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-23. 
  2. ^ Gaydos, Steven; McCarthy, Libby (2008-01-15). "Oscar's foreign film race heats up". Variety. Retrieved 2008-06-23. 
  3. ^ Jani Gal, Review by Robert Koehler, Variety, Jan.17, 2008.
  4. ^ Jani Gal: Synopsis.
  5. ^ Alphabetical Film Synopsis, Moondance International Film Festival, 2008.

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