My Enemy My Brother

World Premiere – Hotdocs 2017

The eight-year Iran-Iraq War was one of the most brutal conflicts to devastate the region in the 20th century. Zahed was 13 years old when he enrolled in the Iranian army. Najah was 18 when he was conscripted into the Iraqi army, and he fought against Zahed in the Battle of Khorramshahr.

MY ENEMY, MY BROTHER is a feature length documentary about the real-life story of two former enemies from the Iran-Iraq war who become blood brothers for life. Meeting in Vancouver 30 years after Zahed, an Iranian child soldier saves Najah, a wounded Iraqi soldier’s life, they are now about to embark on an emotional journey back to Iran and Iraq for the first time in 20 years.

Their journey takes them into the heart of present-day conflicts in a region ravaged by war and ISIS.

Their quest is a surprising affirmation of redemption and humanity.

Produced and Directed by Ann Shin

My Enemy My Brother has it’s World Premiere at Hotdocs International Film Festival – April 29th, 2017.