My Enemy, My Brother
89 min • Politics & World Affairs • 2017
Zahed was a 13-year-old Iranian boy soldier during the Iran-Iraq War. Najah Aboud was 19 years old when he was conscripted into Saddam Hussein’s forces, leaving behind a wife and son. They meet during the pivotal Battle of Khorramshahr, where Zahed finds the critically injured Najah and makes a split decision to save this enemy soldier. My Enemy, My Brother is the true story about two survivors of the Iran-Iraq War who return to their homelands on a desperate quest to find the missing pieces of their lives. Najah and Zahed are on a blind journey that reveals, in layers, the paradox of their lives as two survivors of war.