My Enemy, My Brother

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My Enemy, My Brother
Directed byAnn Shin
Produced byAnn Shin
Melanie Horkan (ex. prod)
Hannah Donegan (ass. prod)
Written byAnn Shin
StarringZahed Haftlang
Najah Aboud
Music byAri Posner
CinematographyBrendan Uegama
Edited bySteve Guise
Fathom Film Group
Distributed byBell Fund
Secret location films
Release date
April 17, 2015
Running time
18 minutes

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.[1] 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.[2] The final five nominations were scheduled to be announced on January 14, 2016.[3]


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.[4]

Web series and feature film[edit]

The documentary is scheduled to be developed in web series as well as feature film with the web-episode airing every Tuesday.[5][6]



  1. ^ "My Enemy, My Brother - Ann Shin". The New York Times. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  2. ^ "10 DOC SHORTS ON OSCAR'S 2015 SHORTLIST". October 26, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "Oscar Names 10 Documentary Short Films as semi-finalists". Tim Gray. Variety. October 26, 2015. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  4. ^ "My Enemy, My Brother". Tribeca Film. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  5. ^ "Web documentary tells incredible story of Iraq-Iran war veterans who became friends". Mitya Underwood. The National. May 26, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  6. ^ "THE PIXEL MARKET:PROJECT MY ENEMY, MY BROTHER". Power to pixel. Retrieved October 31, 2015.

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