Iranian director Pejman Alipour is to unfold the tragedy of Sardasht chemical attack in his latest production.
Produced by the Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC), the short animated movie titled ‘Where Do the Winds Die?’ portrays Iraq’s chemical attack on the Iranian town of Sardasht in 1987.
“‘Where Do the Winds Die?’ is a symbolic and formalistic animation with a poetic look at the daily life in Sardasht three months before the chemical attack, the moment when the attack happened and years after the tragedy,” Alipour opened up in a press conference.
To be completed in October this year, Alipour has made an attempt to touch upon the most neglected and untouched part of the incident saying, “Filmmakers have demonstrated little regard for the chemical bombing of Sardasht and they have mostly focused on the Halabja 1988 chemical attack, therefore I have always been looking for an idea about the issue to turn it into a film.”
Iraq bombarded Sardasht in West Azerbaijan Province with chemical weapons on June 28, 1987, exposing 8,000 inhabitants, many of whom developed serious long-term complications over the next few years.