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Homeland (Iraq Year Zero)

Homeland (Irak Année Zéro)

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Directed by Abbas Fahdel
France, Iraq, 2015
Documentary
      Arabic
      English

Synopsis

For several months, director Abbas Fahdal filmed a group of Iraqis, mostly members of his family, just before the outbreak of the Iraq War in 2003. The daily lives that have been captured are surprisingly familiar: a summer outing on the river, cartoons on TV, bickering, birthday celebrations.

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One of the crucial films about America’s invasion of Iraq, Abbas Fahdel’s extended, engrossing, and profoundly personal saga provides an essential perspective. Fahdel edited the film from hundreds of hours of documentation of his family’s daily life to highlight the harsh realities of the invasion.

Synopsis

For several months, director Abbas Fahdal filmed a group of Iraqis, mostly members of his family, just before the outbreak of the Iraq War in 2003. The daily lives that have been captured are surprisingly familiar: a summer outing on the river, cartoons on TV, bickering, birthday celebrations.

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Homeland (Iraq Year Zero)Directed byAbbas Fahdel
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Locarno International Film Festival
2015 | Winner: Doc Alliance Selection Award

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