BAGHDAD ON FIRE
Tiba joined the youth protest movement in 2019 and, with her fellow protestors, has occupied Tahrir Square in Baghdad for 100 days. When the police tries to crush the peaceful protests with violence, she gives medical aid to the wounded. She forges new friendships and establishes ideas and dreams. But then a friend dies and that is too much even for the strong Tiba. Dayela Valenzuela
Writer: Karrar Al-Azzawi. Camera: Hussein Monaf, Basher Salman. Sound: Daniel Angyal. Editing: Morten Haslerud. Music: Simon M. Valentine, Nawar Alnaddaf. Production: Integral Film. Producer: Jørgen Lorentzen, Nefise Özkal Lorentzen. Length: 60 min.
The Iraqi filmmaker began his career in a refugee camp in Greece, where he made his first short film Just Crumbs, which was screened at several film festivals. He is currently studying film directing in Norway.
JUST CRUMBS, IQ 2016, 7 min.
FAKING MIND, NO 2022, 22 min.
BAGHDAD ON FIRE, IQ/NO 2023, 65 min.
Nominated for the DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency
The films in this series tell stories from countries in transition. They are supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ and are nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte Competition, endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Stiftung.