Fri 12 July | 16:15 | Pálás Screen 1

2024 | Kurdistan, Ireland | 52’

Kurdish, English (English Subtitles)

HOME: The Story of Zak Moradi follows the inspiring journey from Zak’s childhood in a Kurdish refugee camp to his significant role in the Irish community. This film highlights his integration into Irish society, illustrating how Kurdish and Irish cultures merged in his life. It showcases his contributions as a hurling player for Leitrim, and his efforts against racism, through work with organisations like SARI and the One Foundation. The documentary also follows Zak’s emotional return to Kurdistan, capturing the beauty of Kurdish culture. It addresses the severe impact of the conflict by visiting sites like Halabja and refugee camps in Arbat, offering a comprehensive view of Zak’s character, history and family.

World Premiere  |  Post-show discussion will follow

Director/Writer: Trevor Whelan
Producers: Will Rock, Ellen James
Cast: Zak Moradi, Mokthar Moradi, Halala Moradi, Dilman Ahmedi, Peter Power, Rahman Qadri, Akbar Qadri, Ahuoo Qadri, Akram Mohammed Mahmoud, Omid Hama Ali Rashid, Gohar Moradi, Safar Moradi

Principal funder