SON OF BABYLON

By Mohamed AL-DARADJI

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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
    • Languages
    • KURDISH, ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mohamed AL-DARADJI
    • Writer(s)
    • Mohamed AL-DARADJI
    • Producer(s)
    • Isabelle STEAD (HUMAN FILM), Atia AL-DARADJI (IRAQ AL RAFIDAIN FILM), Dimitri DE CLERCQ (CRM-114)
    • Synopsis
    • Northern Iraq, 2003. Two weeks after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
      Ahmed, a 12-year-old Kurdish 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 with 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.
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