Drama | 2015 | 6 mins
DCP | HD CAM
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A seemingly normal car journey crosses from present reality into a recurring nightmare as Hamody, a young victim of war, relives his traumatic experiences of the Baghdad Blackwater shootings.
Director - Salam Salman
Salam began his film career working as first camera assistant on Oday Rasheed’s film ‘Quarantine’ (2009). In 2013 he worked as D.O.P on a number of short films whilst working as a camera assistant on Mohamed Al-Daradji's, 'In The Sands of Babylon'. '
Gift of My Father is Salam's first film as writer/director. It premiered at the 2015 Berlinale where it won a Crystal Bear for Best Short Film'
Crystal Bear for Best Short Film
Palm Springs Short FIlm Festival
Maoriland FIlm Festival