I Want To Live| 1hr : 48mins
Director: Karzan Kardozi | Producer: Karzan Kardozi
Focus Years: 2014 | Country: United States
I Want to Live is a documentary on the lives of Kurdish refugees from Syria living in refugee camps in Kurdistan. Shot on location, it is set against the Syrian Civil War and the ISIS (Islamic State) attacks upon Kurdistan. Told through the eyes of a young boy, Shndar, living with Thalassemia disease as he searches for an immediate treatment without losing hope, leaving his home amid simmering ethnic and religious hatred to live the life of a refugee. The film tells stories of daily life in the camp and outside. More than being a film on the life of refugees, it is an intimate character study and gripping tale of innocent lost amidst warâ€”a meditation on life, death, war, peace, and tolerance.