Cameraman blown up shooting film gets Cannes ovation

A Kurdish cameraman who nearly lost his arm shooting a film by French celebrity philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy about the Kurds’ battle against the Islamic State group was cheered Friday at the Cannes film festival. Ala Tayyeb was called onto the stage by the flamboyant Gallic intellectual as he and a group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga generals got a standing ovation after the documentary “Peshmerga” was screened.

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