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In February 2002 - about a year before the U.S. invasion - Iraqi filmmaker Abbas Fahdel traveled home from France to capture everyday life as his country prepared for war. No strangers to war, the Iraqis thought they understood what was coming, and could even manage to be grimly humorous about what they felt would likely be a major and lengthy inconvenience. And then, the war began. When Fahdel resumed filming in 2003, two weeks after the invasion, daily activities have come to a near standstill, the city is overrun with foreign soldiers, and many areas of Baghdad had been closed off to ordinary citizens. Iraqis endure, seemingly as unwitting as Americans themselves about what further tragedy awaits. Fahdel's epic yet intimate film paints a compelling portrait of people struggling to survive while their civilization, dating back to ancient times, is destroyed around them. Winner of a Sesterce d'Or at the **Festival Visions Du Reél.** Winner of a Silver Tanit at the **Cathage Film Festival.** “*The most significant work of art to come out of the Iraq war.*”- ***The Huffington Post***
[Montréal, Québec] : [Distributed by] National Film Board of Canada, 
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In Pursuit of Peace makes the case for unarmed civilian peacemaking and mediation as a response to violent international conflict. We follow four Canadian peacemakers as they take us inside the drama of their work in some of the world's hottest conflict zones: land disputes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the civil war in South Sudan, IDP camps with displaced minorities in Kurdistan in Northern Iraq.
[Brooklyn, New York] : [Distributed by] Icarus Films, 
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A five-part documentary series providing fresh insight into contemporary life across the Arab world. Part 1 presents three powerful stories: In Palestine Fatima is caught in a cycle of pregnancies because she fears if she does not produce a male child for her husband he will marry another woman. In Baghdad, Daoud is a sick baby born under the international sanctions against Iraq. In a Syrian village Roza, after may years of childless marriage, has learned that her husband has the fertility problem, not her, as she struggles with the traditional expectations of her society.
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Trapped by an ISIS firefight, CNN's Arwa Damon and Brice Laine took shelter with an ordinary Iraqi family in East Mosul. Two months after their escape, the pair returned to discover the fate of the soldiers and civilians they met, and to find out how the city and its people are recovering after years under ISIS control.
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A former doctor, Nasik gave up her career to run a shelter for women living under threat of death from their families. 'Till now, ' she says, 'hundreds of women have been killed in Iraqi Kurdistan simply because they fell in love, or because they demanded their basic rights -- such as the right to divorce or to be treated as a human being, to go outdoors, to be free to talk to other men.' Beyan is a lawyer fighting to change the laws on justice for women. 'A lot of people treat honor like capital, ' she explains, 'and for them, their capital is women and should be guarded closely.' Ironically, one area of Kurdish life where women are most free is the government-backed Peshmerga Force of women soldiers. 31-year-old Rezan, their commander, spent two years in Iraqi prisons, and lost both her brother and fiance to Saddam Hussein's forces. Now she teaches her young recruits to stand up for their rights. 'Young women should be active players in tomorrow's society, ' she says. 'I teach them how to look after themselves.'
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Shi'a Muslims across Iraq are taking up arms to combat the spread of the Islamic State. Filmmaker Majed Neisi travels to the edge of Anbar Province to embed himself with the under-equipped but determined volunteers fighting to rescue their country from the onslaught of the extremists. As bullets ricochet all around, this frontline profile presents a vivid snapshot of the conflicts raging throughout the Middle East and a glimpse at the horrors of combat.
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Homeland: Iraq Year Zero is a monumental accomplishment, a two-part, five-and-a-half hour documentary following the life of everyday Iraqis before and after the 2003 American invasion. In February 2002 Iraqi filmmaker Abbas Fahdel traveled home from France to capture daily life as his country prepared for war. He concentrated on family and friends, including his 12-year-old nephew, Haidar, as they went about their daily lives, which had come to include planning for shortages of food, water and power. When Fahdel resumed filming in 2003, two weeks after the invasion, daily activities had come to a near standstill, the city was overrun with foreign soldiers, and many areas of Baghdad had been closed off to ordinary citizens. Fahdel's epic yet intimate Homeland: Iraq Year Zero paints a compelling portrait of people struggling to survive while their civilization, dating back to ancient times, is destroyed around them.
[Place of publication not identified] : Lobo Films, 2014.
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This wrenching documentary, shot in Iraq, less than one hundred miles from ISIS-controlled territory, shows an unprecedented in-depth perspective on the daily lives and feelings of refugees. The film features compelling candid testimonies of Syrian refugees who wish to convey their situation to the world with a sense of growing urgency. Scored to Gabriel Faure's Requiem, the documentary is an unflinching portrait of the dire conditions and anxiety faced by refugees, as well as a celebration of the human spirit facing adversity. Despite the bleak plight of the refugees, this is a film of hope. This is a film of tremendous suffering and even greater courage, and a universal reminder of the civilian toll and trauma of modern warfare. Requiem for Syrian Refugees is an artistic statement against overwhelming indifference to the suffering of millions, and a non-partisan call for humanity and compassion.