Emma Piper-Burket has been creating documentary and experimental films since the age of 16. In 2007 she cofounded Kitchen Caravan, an acclaimed webshow about international and sustainable food culture. And in 2009 she founded Play Farm, a yearly summertime media-making, food-producing retreat for filmmakers, web designers, and writers in rural Oregon. She is also the director and producer of the Iraqi Seed Project.

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In many ways, farmers in Iraqi Kurdistan have never had it so good. After the 2003 overthrow of Saddam Hussein, the mountainous region of northern Iraq did not suffer the same level of violence as the rest of the country. In 2009 the Kurdish Ministry of Agriculture announced an ambitious plan to achieve agricultural self-sufficiency […]

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