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Son Of Babylon

Dubai Film Connection


Northern Iraq 2003. Saddam Hussein has fallen. A journey through Iraq, a troubled land where no one knows what lies ahead. On hearing the news that prisoners of war have been found alive in the South, curious young boy Ahmed and his obstinate grandmother embark set out to uncover the fate of the boy's missing father, one of the many soldiers who never came home. From the mountains of Kurdistan to the sands of Babylon, the pair hitch rides with strangers and cross paths with fellow pilgrims on an all too similar quest. As a grandmother struggles to accept an awful truth, Ahmed retraces the footsteps of a father he never knew. This is a journey that will not only connect them to the past, but will determine their lives forever.

Festival History:
- Carthage International Film Festival (Premiered at Carthage International Film Festival in 2010.)

2009 / 90 mins

Genre: Drama

Director

Atia Al Darraji
Mohamed Al Daradji

Producer

Atia Al Darraji
(Iraq Al Rafidain Productions)
www.iraqindiefilmcentre.com/iifc.htm
Dimitri De Clerq
Isabelle Stead
(Human Film)
www.humanfilm.co.uk
Mohamed Al Daradji
(Human Film)

Cast

Bashir Al Majid
Shehzad Hussen
Yassir Taleeb

Editor

Pascale Chavance

DOP

Duraid Munajim
Mohamed Al Daradji

Scriptwriter

Jennifer Norridge
Mohamed Al Daradji

Sales Agent

Isabelle Stead
(Human Film)
www.humanfilm.co.uk
Yohann Comte
(CHARADES)

Sales Agent

Human Film
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