Iraqi artistic movement attract new women's faces amid the absence of government support12/06/2012 15:21
BAGHDAD, June 12 (AKnews) – The artistic movement in Iraq is witnessing the emergence of new women who previously practiced artistic work and achieved distinctive success after the security situation improved recently, while many of them complained about the absence of government support.
Director Najwan Ali, 23, who won the title of the youngest Iraqi director, said: "In general there is no suitable government support for the new talent, and there are many energies that need development and support, but the civil organizations alone support these capabilities.
"I started directing while I was a student at the Institute of Fine Arts, Department of Cinema, and I am working now as an assistant director in a long narrative film with the creative director Raad Mashtat and this is my fourth experiment.
“My recent experience was with directors Mohammed Darraji and Oday Rasheed, and I benefited greatly from my experience to work with them in the Iraqi Center for Independent Film."
Young artist Samar Jaber said: "In Iraq, unfortunately, we lack the industry of real stars and helping the new energies to reach a certain level of success, and many frustrations face the work of the artist that work for the first time.
"I was a presenter, and I got a chance to act and I wanted to participate, and now I'm working in the drama Sniper (Qannas) series for Baghdadiya TV and another series entitled Ali al-Wardi and The Smoke of Iraqi Streams (Dukkan a-Jadaqwel al-Iraqiya).”
Artist Asal Imad, 26, said: "There is good reception for us in the Department of Cinema and Theater, and we look forward to more. This is my first step in the art world, and my first experience in the children theater was through a play. Now I'm practicing on the Jasad stage with the director Mohammed Muayyid.
Speaking to AKnews, theatrical playwright Farouk Mohammed assured on the lack of government support for the youth, despite the importance of the new energies that reflect the evolution of life, where new abilities must appear.
By Afrah Shawqi