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Zahed and Najah meet during the Iran-Iraq war as enemies: Zahed a 13-year old enrolled in the Iranian army, and Najah, 18, conscripted into the Iraqi army. Their encounter ends with Zahed saving Najah’s life. When the two men meet in Vancouver decades later by sheer chance, they embark on a journey to work through their past trauma and reconnect with the homelands they left behind. A feature length follow up to the Oscar-shortlisted and Emmy-nominated short documentary, Ann Shin's My Enemy, My Brother is a deeply moving human story that transcends borders.
Director Ann Shin will join us live for a Q&A. Eye of the Beholder, a VR Experience that brings you directly into the moral conflicts and narrative of the film, will be set up in the lobby before and after the screening.