Under Every Yard of Sky is an unprecedented and intimate journey through modern Iraqi Kurdistan. The story follows the Kurds from 2008 to 2017 as they rose, phoenix-like, from their bloody past to hover for a moment in a state of peace, before being plunged back into war. Over those ten years, my life became intertwined with that rise and fall and my own story of friendship and loss is reflected in the work.

Kurdistan—a place I briefly called home—is a land of stunning natural beauty, humor, tradition and love, where the young are raised to dream of freedom and independence, but it is also a land of war, loss and grief, a living cemetery to vanished martyrs.

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