The Skin That Burns: Surviving Chemical Warfare



Directed by: Narges Bajoghli

This program is about Iran’s volunteer soldiers who were exposed to chemical bombs during the Iran-Iraq War. The film follows veteran Ahmad Salimi, who is now legally blind and has scars throughout his body due to burns from exposure to chemical weapons over 20 years ago. His wife, who volunteered to marry a wounded veteran, supports Ahmad as he struggles to stay alive and fight for peace. The Skin That Burns explores questions surrounding the controversial issue of chemical warfare, families struggling with disability and illness, and the determination to live, despite it all. This film contains images some viewers may find disturbing.