The First Movie (2009)


Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 | 18:30-20:30


Film-maker Mark Cousins, who was brought up in a Northern Irish war zone, travels to Goptapa, a Kurdish-Iraqi village of just 700 people on a tributary of the Tigris river, and tries to make a dream film about a place that is normally only portrayed in current affairs programmes. Providing kids with cameras, they make little movies about war, love, a fish that goes to a magical place, and a chicken who debates justice.


Director: Mark Cousins
Producers: Trish Dolman, Gill Parry, Robbie Allen
Awards: Prix Italia for TV Performing Arts – Music and Arts Documentary



The event is supported by the Art Council England and organised in partnership with GULAN.