Interview with Filmmaker Chris Hale (EVERYBODY FALLS DOWN)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Chris Hale’s short film EVERYBODY FALLS DOWN played to rave reviews at the May 2016 FEEDBACK Short Documentary Film Festival.

Interview with Chris Hale:

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

I’d previously worked out in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan for the BBC, and the place and the people really got under my skin. They were so welcoming and open despite decades of suffering and so I was always determined to return somehow to help tell their story. Everybody Falls Down itself actually came about somewhat by chance as this was always meant to be a small part of a bigger film about Kurdistan’s quest for independence, but when it quickly became apparent that these people deserved their own story.

I went to film a series of interviews the mostly Kurdish refugees from Syria of the Darashakran Refugee camp in the Kurdistan Region of Northern Iraq. When I…

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