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Son of Babylon

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Synopsis

April 2003, three weeks after the fall of Saddam. A journey through Iraq, a troubled land where no one knows what lies ahead. On hearing the news that prisoners of war have been found alive in the South, a curious young boy Ahmed and his obstinate grandmother set out to uncover the fate of the boy's missing father, one of the many soldiers who never came home since the gulf war 1991.

From the mountains of the North to the sands of Babylon, the pair hitch rides with strangers and cross paths with fellow pilgrims on an all too similar quest. As a grandmother struggles to accept an awful truth, Ahmed retraces the footsteps of a father he never knew. This is a journey that will not only connect them to the past, but will determine their lives forever.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Mohamed Al-Daradji
Producer
Antonia Bird, Nashwa Alruwaini, Hugo Heppell
Co-Producer
Danny Evans, Rashid Masharawi, Bader Ben Hirsi
Editor
Glenn Freemantle
Screenwriter
Jennifer Norridge, Mohamed Al-Daradji, Mithal Ghazi
Director of Photography
Mohamed Al-Daradji, Duraid Al-Munajim
Sound
Sound 24, Supervising Sound Editor: Glenn Freemantle
Music
Kad Achouri
Principal Cast
Yasser Taleeb, Shehzad Hussen Mohammed, Bashir Al-Majid

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Production Company

Human Film
ADP House
35 Hanover Square
Leeds
West Yorkshire LS3 1BQ
UK

T +44 (0) 113 243 8880

info@humanfilm.co.uk
http://www.humanfilm.co.uk

Sales
Company

INTERNATIONAL SALES:
Roissy Film
58 rue Pierre Charron Paris
France 75008

http://www.roissyfilms.com

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA DISTRIBUTOR:
Sunnyland Film, ART
Afnan Sarraj, Commercial Department – AMD,
7A Cornish El-Nile Maadi
Dallah Tower 8th Floor
EGYPT