ASA Films is a Production company with a particular interest in writing and directing culturally diverse films and as such has produced a wide variety of documentaries and fiction films based around the Middle East and a diverse range of Middle Eastern cultures. Black Days is an ASA Films documentary exposing the harsh realities of the 1980’s chemical bombings of Hallabja, a town in northern Kurdistan / Iraq. The film delivers its message via interviews from 3 survivors who experienced the bombings first hand, the film also pays tribute to the local townspeople, the thousands who perished that day and others who still live with the mental and physical scars today. This film is their reality of the bombing that fateful. Real Film Productions became involved with Black Days via providing production management support to the documentary.
As you can imagine dealing with history regarding this chemical bombing was both gruelling and very emotional. Our survivors were interviewed sensitively and compassionately, and also very willingly. They felt theirs was a story worth, indeed, necessary to tell. They described the injustice of the event and how the now long standing torture and effects have become unbearable to live with silently.
RFP is very proud of this moving piece of work and our involvement in it, projects of this nature are a passion of ours and very much one which we actively encourage participation on.
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