As My Father Was (كما كان ابي)
Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2018
The story of Ali, a 12-year-old "Fili" Kurd who lives in Baghdad. After the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, he and his family fled Iraq. On returning home, they found themselves marginalised by society due to their ethnic background. Ali attempts to find his place in this new world, but his apparent disability makes it difficult for him to find a school that is willing to accept him.
About the Director
Muslim Habeeb graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad and is a former member of the independent Iraqi Center for Independent Film. He has worked on over 30 short and feature-length films including 'Under the sand of Babylon' and 'The Trip' with director Mohammed Al Darraji, as well as the film 'Maryam Path' with director Attya Al Darraji.
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