Documentary: Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) by Abbas Fahdel, ENG Sub
HOMELAND (IRAQ YEAR ZERO)
DOCUMENTARY,2015, Protected content , Arabic with English Subtitles
Two-part documentary film written and directed by Abbas Fahdel
Synopsis : Chronicles of everyday life in Iraq before and after the U.S. invasion.
This six hours video tapestry of conflict and apocalyptic chronicle of modern times, Fahdel documenting familial everyday life amidst the devastation of invasion.
Part 1: Protected content , BEFORE THE FALL Protected content
Part II: Protected content , AFTER THE BATTLE
In February Protected content 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. He concentrated on family and friends, including his 12-year-old nephew, Haider, as they went about their daily lives, which had come to include planning for shortages of food, water and power. 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.
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.
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