My Enemy, My Brother
|My Enemy, My Brother|
|Directed by||Ann Shin|
|Produced by||Ann Shin|
Melanie Horkan (ex. prod)
Hannah Donegan (ass. prod)
|Written by||Ann Shin|
|Starring||Zahed Haftlang |
|Music by||Ari Posner|
|Edited by||Steve Guise|
Fathom Film Group
|Distributed by||Bell Fund|
Secret location films
|April 17, 2015|
My Enemy, My Brother is a 2015 Canadian documentary film about two war veterans who met twenty-five years later after the Iran–Iraq War in 1980s. It is directed by Ann Shin and produced by Melanie Horkan, Hannah Donegan and Fathom Film Group. The documentary was well received by critics and earned wide spread critical acclaim. My Enemy, My Brother was shortlisted with ten other documentaries from 74 entries submitted to 88th Academy Awards in Documentary Short Subject category. The final five nominations were scheduled to be announced on January 14, 2016.
In 1982 Zahed was an Iranian boy who ran away from home to join the army. Najah was a 19-year-old Iraqi with a wife and son when he was conscripted to fight. When they meet on the battlefield, Zahed risks his life to save Najah. Twenty-five years later they meet again by sheer chance in Canada.
Web series and feature film
- Canadian Screen Awards - Best Documentary and Director Documentary
- SXSW Interactive Award
- FITC Award
- Premio Un Film per la Pace 2016
- San Diego Asian Film Festival 2017- Grand Jury Award
- "My Enemy, My Brother - Ann Shin". The New York Times. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
- "10 DOC SHORTS ON OSCAR'S 2015 SHORTLIST". Oscars.org. October 26, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
- "Oscar Names 10 Documentary Short Films as semi-finalists". Tim Gray. Variety. October 26, 2015. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
- "My Enemy, My Brother". Tribeca Film. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
- "Web documentary tells incredible story of Iraq-Iran war veterans who became friends". Mitya Underwood. The National. May 26, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
- "THE PIXEL MARKET:PROJECT MY ENEMY, MY BROTHER". Power to pixel. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
- Official website
- My Enemy, My Brother on Twitter
- My Enemy, My Brother on IMDb
- My Brother, My Enemy at the Fathom Film Group
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