Iraqi Odyssey

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    Iraqi Odyssey

    Directed by

    Iraq, Switzerland, Germany, United Arab Emirates

    2014

    162 min

    • English
    • German
    • Arabic

    Documentary

    Toronto IFF - TIFF Docs Swiss submission for the Academy Awards

    Tracing the emigrations of his family over more than half a century, this riveting documentary epic from acclaimed expatriate Iraqi filmmaker Samir pays moving homage to the frustrated democratic dreams of a people successively plagued by the horrors of dictatorship, war and foreign occupation of Iraq.

    Awards

    • NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film - Abu Dhabi FF
    • 3rd Place Panorama Audience Award for Documentary Film - Berlin IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Souhir Ahmed Riadh
    Screenplay
    Samir
    Cinematography
    Lukas Strebel
    Pierre Mennel
    Yuri Burak
    John Kelleran
    Kirill Gerra
    Samir
    Editing
    Sophie Brunner
    Ali Al Fatlawi
    Wathiq Al Ameri
    Samir
    Music
    Maciej Sledziecki
    Sales
    AUTLOOK FILMSALES
    Production
    COIN FILM GMBH
    Production
    DSCHOINT VENTSCHR FILMPRODUKTION AG

    Press

    The documentary ... succeeds in conveying a sense of impotent regret felt by family members forced into exile around the world.

    Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

    Samir

    Samir

    Iraq

    Samir was born in Baghdad and raised in Switzerland. He has directed shorts, telefilms, documentaries, and features, including BABYLON 2 (1993), FORGET BAGHDAD (2002), and SNOW WHITE (2005). IRAQI ODYSSEY (2014) is his latest documentary.