I am a producer in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, with a Bachelor degree in Journalism obtained in the Netherlands. I have a broad network and I am a perfectionist. Available for broadcast and print media.
Documentary: The Buried Struggle. Landmines in Kurdistan. The northern region of Iraq, Kurdistan, is contaminated with many explosive remnants of war and thousands of minefields. In former times many villagers cleared mines themselves, Hoshiyar Ali (47) being one of them. Today there are specialized de-mining organizations that are responsible for clearing the region. However, Hoshiyar is one of the few that refuses to give up his life task: clearing mines. Even after losing both his legs due to mine-explosions. This is the story of a struggle involving patriotism and hidden dangers. Written, Directed and Produced by Zilemo Aziz & Mariska Dekker Camera and Edited by Zilemo Aziz & Mariska Dekker Art Direction and Title Design by Soeniel Balak & Sander Winters