In 2003, with war looming in his native Iraq, Abbas Fahdel returned to his homeland to document life in Baghdad during and after the invasion. Shot over the course of 2 years, Homeland is a sprawling yet intimate cinematic opus, chronicling in rich detail the realities of daily life for a family in the midst of war. Fahdel captures the occupation at ground level, offering a unique perspective of life during wartime Iraq.
A major and essential film, Fahdel has created a meticulous study of a tragedy, the consequences of which are still not fully understood.
HOMELAND: IRAQ YEAR ZERO Part I: BEFORE THE FALL (160 mins)
Intermission (20 mins)
HOMELAND: IRAQ YEAR ZERO Part II: AFTER THE BATTLE (174 mins)
Q&A starts with filmmaker and host (2 chairs and 2 mics, we will provide roving mics for audience questions.)
Part of Open City Documentary Festival 2016 and East End Film Festival 2016
We're delighted to announce that director, Abbas Fahdel will join us after the screening.
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