Son of Babylon

Son of Babylon
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Son of Babylon
Iraq, 2010, 91 Minute Running Time
Topics: Coming of Age, Middle East, Religion, Road Movie, War
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Arabic English Sub-Titles

Awards: Berlin International Film Festival 2010 (Peace Film Award, Amnesty International Film Prize)

In the chaotic aftermath of the fall of Saddam Hussein, Ahmed, a young Kurdish boy, and his grandmother set out in search of his father (her son), arrested and missing since the Gulf War. Against the backdrop of the U.S. occupation, they make their way through a country in ruins, from prison to mosque to mass grave.

Despite daunting obstacles—Ahmed is responsible for all communication as his grandmother speaks no Arabic—they persevere, and along the way they meet many others on similar journeys. One such acquaintance is Musa, a former member of Saddam's Republican Guard, trying to come to terms with his participation in the brutal regime. In Son of Babylon, Mohamed Al-Daradji has crafted a beautiful and melancholy testament to the suffering of millions, as well as a deeply humane vision of a people in search of the way forward. Winner, Amnesty International Film Award, Peace Film Award, Berlin Film Festival.

DIRECTOR: Mohamed Al-Daradji
Producer: Isabelle Stead, Atia Al-Daradji, Mohamed Al-Daradji, Dimitri de Clercq
Editor: Pascale Chavance, Mohamed Jabarah
Screenwriter: Jennifer Norridge, Mohamed Al-Daradji, Mithal Ghazi
Cinematographer: Mohamed Al-Daradji, Duraid Al-Munajim
Music: Kad Achouri
Principal Cast: Yasser Talib, Shazda Hussein, Bashir Al-Majid
Filmography: War, Love and the God of Madness (2008)
Ahlaam (2006)
Print Source: Roissy Films - www.roissyfilms.com

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