Economic motivation and considerations of prestige and family strength all contribute to the high value Iraqis place on large families.
Family members may be held responsible for the acts of every other member.
One final protest While condemnation from local and international communities has long stalled the project, the efforts ultimately failed to halt dam construction.
After talking with him a bit, I learned that it was actually a few families’ tent, and that there were 12 people living in it—five adults and seven children.It is unclear what Turkey’s Ministry of Culture anticipated when moving to ban the film, controversial not only because it attempts to humanize Kurdish PKK guerrillas, but also because it was filmed on Turkish soil.In the lead-up to elections in June, the ruling party recently shifted its gambit, courting nationalist voters at the expense of the three-year “Kurdish opening” that had involved, among other things, the ceasefire that facilitated “North’s” production.The Ministry’s statement on the ban, aired in the unusual form of a website press release, cast blame on the Istanbul fest for failing to uphold a 2004 law requiring films to have a registration certificate.But fest director Azize Tan notes that festivals across the country have, in practice, been largely exempt from the certificate laws, which are, at least on the surface, there to protect copyrights and ensure proper ratings when films get a commercial release.
Iraq has been a scary place for a while now, for a number of reasons, but it’s currently in italics because of the terrorist group we’ve all gotten to know about in the past three months—ISIS.