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Son of Babylon (Ibn Babil)

Hekayat Khaleejiya: Khaleeji Stories

/ Feature Narrative / France, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Palestine, Qatar / 2009 / 100 min / Colour / 35mm
In Arabic, Kurdish / Arabic, English subtitles
Qatar Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


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Synopsis

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, curious young 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.

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

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