French Documentary Calls Assyrians 'Christian Kurds'
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Stockholm (AINA) -- A French documentary from 2011 about dress codes in various countries has enraged the Assyrian community in Sweden. The documentary describes Assyrians as "Christian Kurds" in the episode about dress codes among the peoples of Northern Iraq. Swedish public service channel SVT aired the documentary recently but has been forced to withdraw the episode from its on-demand website after Assyrian protests. Assyrian groups are now looking into the possibility of pressing charges against SVT at the Swedish ombudsman for the media.

The documentary was produced by two French media companies, Point du jour and ARTE France, and has recently aired in other European countries. Assyrian individuals and groups are planning to stage protests against the two French companies.

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