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'My Enemy, My Brother' by Toronto-based filmmaker in running for short doc Oscar

Last Updated Oct 26, 2015 at 4:15 pm EDT

TORONTO – A short-form documentary helmed by Toronto-based filmmaker Ann Shin is in the running for Oscar consideration.

“My Enemy, My Brother,” about two former soldiers who fought on opposite sides during the Iran-Iraq war, is one of 10 finalists being considered for a documentary short subject nomination. Five films will be nominated.

The Fathom Film Group production was featured by the New York Times and was adapted into a web feature.

A crowdfunding campaign launched earlier this year raised nearly US$30,000 to help turn the project into a feature-length documentary.

The doc tells the stories of Zahed Haftlang and Najah Aboud who by chance crossed paths in Vancouver two decades after being at war.

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