WINNER

Peace Prize

BERLINALE

2010

 

WINNER

Netpac Award

KARLOVY VARY

2010

 

WINNER

Lions Award

ROTTERDAM IFF

2010

 

Special Mention

EDINBURGH IFF

2010

 

Iraq's official Entry 

Best Foreign Language Film

ACADEMY AWARDS

2011

 

 

WINNER

Raindance Award

BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2010

 

WINNER

Grand Jury Prize

HAWAII IFF

2010

 

WINNER

Special Jury Prize

TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS

2010

 

WINNER

Amnesty International Film Award

BERLINALE

2010

 

WINNER

Emerging Masters Award

SEATTLE IFF

2010

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

2010

 

WINNER

Best International Film

RAINDANCE

2010

 

Son of Babylon

"Sometimes a film deserves deference. Sometimes, the only justified response is to bend one’s knee. This is one of those films" – Little White Lies

      

"Warm human, and quietly devastating" – Timeout

 

 

      

Drama | 2009 | 90 mins

DCP | HD CAM | Digi Beta | 35mm Print

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Synopsis

"Marks a powerful international debut for its young director Mohamed Al-Daradji." – The Times  

      

A few weeks after the fall of Saddam Hussain in 2003, an elderly woman and her young grandson set off on a long journey across Iraq to look for the woman's son and boy's father, who disappeared at war many years earlier.

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. 

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

Iraq's Missing Campaign

Iraq's Missing Campaign

The Iraq's Missing Campaign was established to create high-profile campaigning and to provide direct practical relief and support to the relatives of missing and disappeared persons in Iraq.

Son of Babyon (2009)
Son of Babyon (2009)
Son of Babyon (2009)
Son of Babyon (2009)
Son of Babyon (2009)