Children of the Storm

BAHMAN GHOBADI-ICA

SHELL SHOCKED: Feyssal, at right, and Latif on the set of Turtles

It's March 2003, a few days before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, and the inhabitants of a refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan are anxious to know when the Americans are coming. They pool all of their radios together to trade for a satellite dish and ask a teenage tech whiz called Satellite to hook it up to a TV so the elders can watch the news. When the boy flips to Fox News, President Bush is on the screen, announcing the start of the war. But there are some things even the most modern technology can't surmount. "What is he...

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