WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY

In Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, almost ten years after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime, the Kurdish, Turkish and Iraqi flags fly side by side. The filmmaker of Amal’s Garden approaches this coexistence obliquely, with infinite tenderness, filming only what is intimate...
— Charlotte Garson, Cinema du Reel

"A vivid portrait of a family, and a suggestive portrait of a complex community, with a few small strokes"         - Shelly Kraicer, Vancouver International Film Festival

"A delicate and empathetic portrayal" - Karol Kućmierz, Ars Independent Film Festival

"A telling and cinematic portrait" - MIZNA Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, 2014

"A story of tenderness amid ever shifting conditions. It captures the of life of a small embattled family living under the hegemony of three competing flags- now four-and it shows the resilience of an ethnic minority in a pseudo state where those who rule are always changing.”  
- Nezar AlSayyad, University of California, Berkeley