Our River...Our Sky
Fall Grants 2019 - Post-Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED
Sara and her neighbours open the doors of their everyday lives for us, in a middle-class district of Baghdad. Where, marked by the physical and moral mutilations saddened by the war, and in front of the extreme ambient violence, each tries to find the thread of their existence.
- Maysoon Pachachi
- Maysoon Pachachi, Irada Al Jabbouri
- Patrice Nezan & Laurent Versini (Les Contes Modernes - FR), Maysoon Pachachi (Oxymoron Films - UK), Talal Al Muhanna (Linked production - KW), Alexander Ris (Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion - DE)
About the Director
Maysoon Pachachi is a London-based filmmaker of Iraqi origin. She was educated in Iraq, the USA and the UK. She studied Philosophy at University College London (BA Hons) and then filmmaking at the London Film School. She was for many years a documentary and drama film editor in the UK, and has worked since 1994 as an independent documentary film director, mainly making films in, and about, the Middle East. Maysoon has also taught film directing and editing in Britain and Palestine (in Jerusalem, Gaza and at Birzeit University). In 2004, with her colleague, Iraqi filmmaker, Kasim Abid, she co-founded the Independent Film & Television College, a free-of-charge film-training centre in Baghdad, whose students have now produced 17 short documentary films, shown at festivals and screenings internationally and within Iraq at a travelling festival. 'Another Day in Baghdad' is her first feature film.
Production Company Profile
Les Contes Modernes ("The Modern Tales"), aims at taking part in intellectual debates within our contemporary societies by any means necessary (fiction, animation, creative documentary and VR). Les Contes Modernes federates authors and artists of various horizons (film directors, visual artists, choreographers, graphic novelists, philosophers, game-designers etc.) who question the world surrounding us in all its complexity and who put the aesthetic search at the heart of their creations. Our artistic process in favour of body movement more than dialogues is an attempt to draw a universal language, to step across the borders.