The film provides a vividly desolate portrait of a society too fractured and corrupt to properly care for its most helpless among them     -      Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

Documentary | 2011 | 82 mins

DCP | HD CAM | Digi Beta

 

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Synopsis

Husham works tirelessly to build the hopes, dreams and prospects of the 32 damaged children of war, under his care at a small orphanage in Baghdad’s most dangerous district.​

When the landlord gives Husham and the boys just two weeks to vacate, a desperate search ensues.

Director - Mohamed Al-Daradji

Mohamed Al-Daradji

Mohamed Al-Daradji is a critically acclaimed and multi-award winning filmmaker. Born in Baghdad, he studied film in Hilversum (Netherlands) before travelling to the UK to complete two masters degrees.

 

His work has screened all over the world and has recieved a great deal of positive attention. Always striving for authenticity in his film projects, Mohamed is one of the only prominent filmmakers currentley working in Iraq today. 

Iraqi Safehouse Appeal

Please help us to fund Husham's efforts and keep the Iraqi Safehouse running. Your contributions are invaluable in keeping some of Baghdad's most vunerable safe.

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Director - Atia Al-Daradji

Atia Al-Daradji

Born in Baghdad, 1964, and a graduate of the Fine Art Academy (1993), Atia founded Iraq Al Rafidain, Iraq's premier film production company, in 2004. Atia has established himself as one of the Middle-East's most prominent feature film and documentary producers, developing strong relationships with production companies throughout the Arab world as well as strengthening ties within film industries across Europe.

WINNER

Best Documentary Film

ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS

2011

 

Official Selection

ABU DHABI FILM FESTIVAL

2011

 

Official Selection

CPH DOX

2011

 

Official Selection

IDFA

2011

 

Official Selection

GOTEBORG IFF

2012

 

Official Selection

GULF FF

2012

 

Official Selection

SEVILLE IFF

2011

 

Official Selection

MOVIES THAT MATTER

2012

 

Official Selection

NEW ZEALAND FF

2012

 

Official Selection

TORONTO IFF

2011

 

Official Selection

SAN FRANCISCO IFF

2012

 

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