Iraqi Odyssey

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Mon, Apr 18, 2016 6:45 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Thu, Apr 21, 2016 1:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$10.00
Student (Box Office Only):$7.00
Child (12 & Under):$7.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
Programs:- Documentaries
- inFLUX
Tags:Documentary
Family Drama
History
Oscar Submission
War
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2014
Runtime:163 min
Festivals & Awards:Winner
NETPAC Award for Best Film - Abu Dhabi Film Festival
Audience Award - Berlinale
Country/Region:Iraq
Switzerland
Germany
United Arab Emirates
Language:Arabic
English
German
(with English subtitles)
Website:OFFICIAL WEBPAGE
Print Source:Typecast Films
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/145670983
Cast/Crew
Director:Samir
Producer:Herbert Schwering
Werner Schweizer
Samir
Cinematographer:Lukas Strebel
Pierre Mennel
Yuri Burak
John Kelleran
Kirill Gerra
Samir
Screenwriter:Samir
Editor:Sophie Brunner
Ali Al Fatlawi
Wathiq Al Ameri
Samir
Composer:Maciej Sledziecki
Principal Cast:Souhir Ahmed Riadh
Filmography:Forget Baghdad: Jews and Arabs - The Iraqi Connection ('02)

Description

Practically a short course in Iraqi history, this riveting documentary epic from acclaimed expatriate filmmaker Samir traces the emigrations of his globalized, middle-class Iraqi family – now scattered between Auckland, Moscow, Paris, London and Buffalo -- over more than half a century. Along the way, it pays moving homage to the frustrated democratic dreams of a people successively plagued by the horrors of dictatorship, war and foreign occupation.


Press

"Watching it is like slowly leafing through a giant scrapbook whose contents include the individual stories of a large extended family." - New York Times


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