Homeland: Iraq Year Zero

Directed by Abbas Fahdel

Year: 2015
Running Time: 334
Color Type: Color
Country: France
Language: Arabic
Genres: Documentary
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Homeland: Iraq Year Zero

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Directed by Abbas Fahdel


Part 1: 160 minutes, Part II: 174 minutes
 
In February 2002 - about 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. 
 
When Fahdel resumed filming in 2003, two weeks after the invasion, daily activities have come to a near standstill, the city is overrun with foreign soldiers, and many areas of Baghdad had been closed off to ordinary citizens. Iraqis endure, seemingly as unwitting as Americans themselves about what further tragedy awaits. 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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“...this transformative verite glimpse into the lives of everyday Iraqis demands both patience and empathy to sit through, but the reward is worth every second.”

“The most significant work of art to come out of the Iraq war”

"A mesmerizing and deeply moving portrayal of the Iraq War as seen by Iraqis, Abbas Fahdel’s six-hour masterpiece is essential viewing for anyone hoping to understand the devastating implications of the US-led invasion."

Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) – Abbas Fahdel; Right Now, Wrong Then 



Awards

  • Best Documentary - Carthage Film Festival

  • Best Feature Film - IBAFF International Film Festival

  • Doc Alliance Selection Award - Locarno International Film Festival

  • Grand Prize, Best International Feature - Montreal International Documentary Festival

  • People's Choice Award - Montreal International Documentary Festival

  • Grand Prix, International Feature Film Competition - Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

  • Grand Prize, Best International Feature -Visions du Réel

  • Citizens' Prize - Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

  • Jury Prize - Milano Filmmaker Festival

  • Public Award - FICUNAM, Mexico

  • Best Feature Film Award - DMZ Film Festival, South Korea

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Anthology Film Archives New York 1475726400October 6 - October 12, 2016


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