Arte France Boards ‘Flavors Of Iraq,’ An Animated Documentary Inspired By Tweets

"Flavors of Iraq"


The producers are French companies Nova Production and Miyu Productions. Nova also produced the web series. Miyu produces mostly shorts but has recently pushed into features; at Cartoon Movie it also presented the Haruki Murakami adaptation Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (whose trailer we exclusively premiered).

Cohen is a French animator based in Oakland, California. He has a background in news and documentary, having produced animation for the likes of newspaper Le Monde and channel Canal+. He said to Variety of Flavors of Iraq: “The original material emphasizes sensation, just like memories. So I wanted something very radical and minimalist, focused on emotion and sensation, showing the minimum and letting the viewer fill the gaps.”

Documentaries and dramas about current affairs — war in particular — are a fast-growing genre in European feature animation. Recent examples include Chris the Swiss, The Tower, and Another Day of Life.

Variety first reported the news.


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