SON OF BABYLON

MOTHER HUSSEIN

By Mohamed AL-DARADJI

HUMAN FILM - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2009


Festivals
& Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2010
World Cinema Competition
Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2010
Panorama
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2010
EurAsia Special Jury Prize
    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • IRAQ, UNITED KINGDOM, FRANCE, NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, KURDISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mohamed AL-DARADJI
    • Writer(s)
    • Jennifer NORRIDGE, Mohamed AL-DARADJI, Mathel KASEA
    • Producer(s)
    • Isabelle STEAD (Human Film), Atia AL-DARADJI (Iraq Al-Rafidain), Rashid MASHARAWI (Cinema Broadcast Centre), Dimitri DE-CLERQ (CRM-114), Antonia BIRD (4-way Pictures), Pippa CROSS (CrossDay Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Northern Iraq, 2003. Two weeks after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Ahmed, a 12-year-old boy begrudgingly follows in the shadow of his grandmother.
      On hearing news that prisoners of war have been found alive in the South, she is determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed’s father, who never returned from the Gulf war.
      From the mountains of Kurdistan to the sands of Babylon, they hitch rides from strangers and cross paths with fellow pilgrims, on all too similar journeys. Struggling to understand his grandmother’s search, Ahmed follows in the forgotten footsteps of a father he never knew.
      This journey will lead the boy to come of age.
    • Partners & financing
    • Co-Production between Human Film (UK) and Iraq Al-Rafidain, Antonia Bird (4Way Pictures UK), Dimitris De Clerq CRM411 (fr), Cine Production Centre (Palestine)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2008
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