Hakar Abdulqader

Born in Duhok city, Kurdistan region of Iraq, Hakar Abdulqader is a Kurdish award winning documentary film director, writer and Editor. His involvement and passion in documentary films started in 2000. He has worked as an editor for 10 years in many short films, documentary films and TV series. But his personal life experiences kept him close to documentary films and realistic cinema. Therefore, he developed his filmmaking knowledge by participating in several international documentary filmmaking workshops. In 2011, he directed his first award winning documentary Gypsies of March. Also, He has contributed with several award winning fiction films such as Herman and The Dark Wind by Hussein Hassan which are films portrait life and sufferance of people in war zones and their struggle for a peaceful life, which also portraits the life of Hakar himself.