Drama | 2015 | 9 mins
DCP | HD CAM
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Zahraa, a refugee from the North of Iraq, dreams of going to school. Instead she and her brother, Hassan, must scour a landfill site for valuable materials, competing against the other scavengers. When a trade between Zahraa and the self proclaimed ‘King of Garbage’ goes wrong, the sibling’s relationship is tested to breaking point – can the two overcome Zahraa’s innocent mistake?
Director - Yasir Kareem
Yasir has written screenplays for numerous short films and documentaries. He was a co-writer on "Happy Birthday", a short film by Mohanad Hayal which premiered at he Berlin International Film Festival and won the rising star award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.
His first short film, ‘Kingdom of Garbage’, screened at Tribeca in 2015 where it recieved a special jury mention. He also works as a journalist.
Palm Springs Short FIlm Festival
Special Jury Mention
Tribeca Film Festival