IRAQ: THE WIND OF HOPE

THE WIND OF AL AMAL

By Fredric LEAN

THE LEANMEDIA COMPANY - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2013

"Iraq The Wind of Hope" explores the complicated struggle and fragmented stories of some Iraqi refugees and exiled as some of them attempt to integrate themselves into the American landscape while struggling with the haunting demons of their past.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Fredric LEAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Fredric LEAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Fredric LEAN (Filmedia Entertainment), Lina CERRONE, Joe KORNBRODT
    • Synopsis
    • "More than 10 years later; is anyone still paying attention about the fate of Iraqi refugees?'
      'The Wind of Al Amal' explores the complicated struggle and fragmented stories of some Iraqi refugees and exiled as some of them attempt to integrate themselves into the American landscape while struggling with the haunting demons of their past.
      This directorial debut film by Fredric Lean, speaks about real human stories with a simple truthfulness as we explore at some of the issues caused by this major humanitarian crisis-the Iraqi refugee crisis- through the eyes of 3 main Iraqi protagonists and major contributors such as journalists, scholars, politicians, intellectuals, activists, humanitarian organizations such as (Noam Chomsky, Colonel Ann Wright, professor Michael Schwartz (Stony Brook University and author of 'War Without an End'), Former U.N diplomat Denis Halliday, Hamid Al-Bayati (Iraqi Ambassdor to the U.N), Patrick Mc Cormick (communication director UNICEF), Robert Carey (The International Rescue Committee- IRC), Emmy Takahashi (UNHCR, commonly known as the UN refugee agency), Patrick Cockburn (Middle East correspondant for "The Independent" U.K newspaper), Bill Frelick (Human Rights Watch), to name a few...
      The film speaks mainly about human stories coping with change, struggle, resilience and eventually hope."
    • Partners & financing
    • Filmedia Entertainment.
    • Production schedule
    • 2008/2009/2010/2011/2012
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2008
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