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Homeland (Iraq Year Zero)

Abbas Fahdel
Irak, 2015
334min

In February 2002 – about a year before the U.S. invasion – Iraqi filmmaker Abbas Fahdel traveled home from France to capture everyday life as his country prepared for war. He zeroed in on family and friends with much of the action seen through the eyes of the director’s 12-year- old nephew, Haidar. When Fahdel returned, two weeks after the invasion, daily activities like going to school or shopping at the market had become nearly impossible; many areas of Baghdad had been closed off to ordinary citizens. Fahdel’s epic yet intimate film paints a compelling portrait of people simply trying to exist in the midst of constant turmoil, describing the fine line between life and death. (Nicholas Kemp)

In the presence of Abbas Fahdel.

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  • Haidar
  • Abbas Fahdel
  • Abbas Fahdel
  • Abbas Fahdel
  • Abbas Fahdel
Abbas Fahdel

Abbas Fahdel

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