Official Selection

BFI LONDON FF

2013

 

Official Selection

DUBAI FF

2013

 

Official Selection

MIDDLE EAST NOW!

2014

 

WINNER

Student Visionary Award

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

2014

 

Official Selection

FRIBOURG FF

2014

 

Official Selection

ARAB FF TEXAS

2014

 

Official Selection

NUIT DU COURT FF

2014

 

Official Selection

TALL GRASS  FF

2014

 

Official Selection

ARAB FF CA

2014

 

Official Selection

REVELATION FF

2014

 

 

Official Selection

ZLIN CHILDREN'S FF

2014

 

Nesma's Birds

Drama | 2015 | 8 mins
DCP | HD CAM | Digi Beta

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Nesma is at odds with the world around her since her father's death. She escapes to the rooftops where she secretley cares for her late father's birds against the knowledge of her mother and competing against the boy on the opposite rooftop. Now Nesma must face even bigger challenges as she enters womanhood.

 

Synopsis

 

Najwan is a graduate of the Institute of Fine Arts​​, Baghdad. In 2013 she was enrolled into the Iraqi Independent Film Centre's film academy program, writing and directing 'Nesma's Birds'. Previous to this, she had directed two other films; 'Critical Days' and 'Book of Love'.

 

Najwan Ali

Director - Najwan Ali

Director - Medoo Ali

Festival bookings and information, contact : andy@humanfilm.co.uk

Medoo Ali

Medoo began working in film after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 on the films of  Mohamed Al Daradji, including 'Son of Babylon', the documentary 'In My Mother's Arms' and most recently, 'In The Sands of Babylon'.

 

Medoo directed his first short film, 'Children of War' as part the Iraqi Independent Film Centre's 2013 academy program. He also co-directed the film 'Nesma's Birds', made as part of the same . Most recently, he completed his latest short film ‘Taste of Life’.

 

Nesma's Birds (2013)
Nesma's Birds (2013)
Nesma's Birds (2013)
Nesma's Birds (2013)