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Radio Interview with CBC: The Current

June 3, 2017 - June 17, 2017

Featured image by Ali Arkady

 

I was recently interviewed by Anna Maria Tremonti of The Current: CBC Radio regarding Ali Arkady, my mentee from VII, and his recently released piece on Iraqi war crimes.

 

From CBC:

“When Iraqi photographer Ali Arkady gained the trust of an elite unit of Iraqi soldiers, they invited him to capture their battlefield exploits as they fought to retake the city of Mosul.

Arkady set out to document the Iraqi military’s Emergency Response Division who were fighting a common cause across sectarian lines. It was to be a portrait of a new and unified Iraq fighting the good fight against ISIS.

He quickly learned, however, that his heroes were committing horrible acts of torture and murder right before his eyes.

He is currently in hiding with his family after receiving death threats.

Ed Kashi has been a mentor to Arkady since 2014 at the VII Photo Agency, a collective of photojournalists from around the world.

Photojournalist Ed Kashi has been a mentor to Arkady through their work at the VII Photo Agency. Kashi knows the pain and anguish that Arkady is carrying with him after his experience.

‘He’s really on the verge of a nervous breakdown. His family has been dislocated; his father’s in hiding. You know the people who are closest to him don’t necessarily see him as a hero at this moment,’ Kashi tells The Current‘s Anna Maria Tremonti.”

 

 

The radio segment can be heard here: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/popup/audio/listen.html?autoPlay=true&mediaIds=957834819797