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Program

PÖFF
In Focus: Sizzling Arabia

Genres

Historical, Documentary

Iraqi Odyssey

Iraagi odüsseia
Iraqi Odyssey
Director: Samir
Country: Iraq, Germany, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates
Year: 2014
Film duration: 02:42
Language: English
Producer: Joël Jent, Werner Schweizer
DoP: Lukas Strebel, Pierre Mennel, Yuri Burak, John Kelleran, Kirill Gerra, Samir
Editor: Sophie Brunner, Ali Al Fatlawi, Wathiq Al Ameri, Samir
Music: Maciej Sledziecki
Production: DSCHOINT VENTSCHR

Synopsis

Angry bearded men, veiled women, demolished cities: Iraq, as seen through the eyes of the western media. What happened to the enlightened society of the 1950s and 1960s? How did it come to this? A globalized middle-class Iraqi family in diaspora speaks.

Tracing the emigrations of his family over more than half a century, this riveting documentary epic from acclaimed expatriate Iraqi filmmaker Samir pays moving homage to the frustrated democratic dreams of a people successively plagued by the horrors of dictatorship, war, and foreign occupation of Iraq.

The film won the NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film at the 8th Abu Dhabi Film Festival..

Director

Director's filmography: Valik/Selected: Forget Baghdad: Jews and Arabs - The Iraqi Connection (PÖFF 2002), Snow White (2005), Jai Maa Sherawaali (2008), Iraqi Odyssey (PÖFF 2014, doc), Baghdad in My Shadow (PÖFF 2019)
  • Samir

    Sun, November 24, 2019


    14:00


    Apollo Kino Solaris, Saal 5, Tallinn

    Screening code: 101303
    Subtitles: English
    Screening duration: 02:42
    Language: Arabic, German, English

    Tue, November 26, 2019


    20:45


    Apollo Kino Solaris, Saal 5, Tallinn

    Screening code: 121303
    Subtitles: English
    Q&A guests: Joël Jent, Sophia Rubischung
    Screening duration: 03:02
    Language: Arabic, German, English
    Add. Info: 3D screening

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