Screening date: 23-11-2007 -- 13h30
A young woman from Kirkuk, returns to Baghdad after the war, to finish her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts. The film is the director's diary of her year as she tries to find a place to live, looks for work, graduates from college, deals with family problems and struggles to come to terms with her position as a woman on her own.Country: Iraq
Production: Independent Film & Television College (Baghdad)
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Director: Hiba Bassem
DigitalVideo – color – 35 min
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Hiba Bassem was born in Baghdad in 1982, but her family moved to Kirkuk where she grew up. She returned to Baghdad to study cinema at the Institute of Fine Arts. This film, her first film, was completed as part of a documentary course at the Independent Film & Television College (Baghdad). Baghdad Days won a New Horizon silver award at the Al Jazeera International Film Festival and a gold award at the Rotterdam Arab Film Festival (both in 2006).