Screening date: 23-11-2007 -- 13h30
Baghdad Days

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
: Independent Film & Television College (Baghdad)
London Contact Telephone: +44 20 7272 9324
Year: 2005
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).

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