ARTE ReportageIraq: The Forbidden Frontier

24 min

Available until 28/04/2027

07/05/2021

The kolbars, literally in Kurdish "those who carry on their backs", risk their lives crossing the border into Iran, smuggling in illegal TVs and other products. It's a dangerous job; they risk dying of cold, stepping on a mine, or being shot at by border guards. In 2020, 61 kolbars were killed, while 181 others were injured, maimed or tortured.

Director

Chloé Rémond, Mohammad Shaikhow

Author

Chloé Rémond

Production

Myrto Grecos

Producer

Myrto Grecos

Country

France

Year

2021

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