Baghdad on Fire
In 2019, young people take to the streets of Baghdad in the biggest demonstrations in decades. We follow the young people who defy tear gas and bullets, and give an insight into the situation in Iraq 20 years after the invasion.
After a lifetime of conflict in Iraq, 20-year-old Tiba joins the October 2019 protests. She is amazed to see so many young men and women gathering from across the nation. Regardless of class and religion, the youth stand side by side in a fight to reclaim their country. Tiba forms new friendships, ideas and dreams. When the peaceful protests are met with violence, she becomes a medic tending to the wounded. But she could never have imagined the heartache one fatality brings.
The screening is a pre-premiere event in partnership with CPH:DOX.
Karrar Al-Azzawi is an Iraqi filmmaker, photographer, and artist living in Norway. Al-Azzawi works as a film director in Integral Film and as a cinematographer and photographer at Per Eide Studio. As a filmmaker, his vision is to contribute to changing the world by fostering greater understanding and solidarity between people.
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Original title بغداد تثور
Country Irak, Norway
Director Karrar Al-Azzawi
Producer Jørgen Lorentzen & Nefise Özkal Lorentzen
Production Company Integral Film
Age limit 12