Dir. Mohanad Hayal On the aniversary of 'Black Wednesday' a young boy becomes lost in a graveyard where he meets an unconventional new friend...
Dir. Najwan Ali & Medoo Ali Nesma cares for her late father's birds, against the knowledge of her mother and the the will of the boy across the street.
Dir. Ahmed Yassin A young boy bet's his prized posessions on the girls football team winning a match in the hope of gaining the affections of his crush - their goal keeper.
Dir. Medoo Ali An Iraqi orphan doodles a fantastical yet sobering account of an American invasion.
Dir. Yahya Al-Allaq A young deaf boy is forced to steal oil to support his family. When he misplaces the oil, a desperate search ensues.
In 2012, in co-production with the Iraqi Indpendent Film Centre and Iraq Al Rafidain, Human Film launched a short film academy program in Iraq.
In total, six short films were written and produced by students under the supervision of award winning producer and filmmaker, Mohamed Al-Daradji.
The purpose of this program was to grant emerging Iraqi filmakers the opportunity to express themselves creativley, encouraging and nurturing new talent whilst activley supporting the re-establishment and development of the Iraqi film industry.
The short films all focus on subjects surrounding childhood and growing up, addressing issues that children face growing up in Iraq. The films have screened internationally, boasting world and regional premieres at Berlin Internation Film Film Festival, London BFI International Film Festival, Dubai Film Festival and Tribeca.