• Publication date: March 4, 2014

Amal’s Garden

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Amal and Mustafa have shared a long life together in northern Iraq. When Amal decides to finally renovate their home after a decade of war, Mustafa retreats to the melodic wilderness of the garden, where he encounters the curious gaze of his grandniece and her camera.

Amal and Mustafa have shared a long life together in northern Iraq. When Amal decides to finally renovate their home after a decade of war, Mustafa retreats to the melodic wilderness of the garden, where he encounters the curious gaze of his grandniece and her camera.

An intimate snapshot of life at the boundary of destruction and renewal, AMAL’S GARDEN is the unexpected portrait of one Turkmen couple moving forward in a new Iraq, where, even in the stillness of night, life is blooming.