THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19th 2015
PROGRAM: 2:15 PM – 3:15PM – AFTERLIFE OF WAR
LOCATION: Colorado Convention Center, Room 107
2:35 PM The Skin That Burns, dir. Narges Bajoghli (24 mins, Iran/USA, 2014), followed by Q&A moderated by John Bishop.
Synopsis: The Skin That Burns is the story of Iran’s volunteer soldiers who were exposed to chemical bombs during the Iran-Iraq War. The film follows veteran Ahmad Salimi, who is now legally blind and has scars throughout his body. His wife, who volunteered to marry a wounded veteran, is his strongest supporter. From the numerous pills that Ahmad has to swallow daily to stay alive, to the inhalers he relies on to breathe, Ahmad’s story reveals the often overlooked affects of chemical bombs.