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19-year-old Tiba and her friends fight for democracy in Iraq. Together with Khader and Yousif, she has started a medical team that helps the brave young protesters when they have been bathed in tear gas yet again.

Tiba has left the forced marriage she ended up in at 14 and is also fighting for the rights of other women. ‘Baghdad On Fire’ is an energetic account from inside the demonstrations and of the new Iraqi youth. A story full of hope and faith and courage and joy, but also a story full of pain and the cost that courage and the fight for freedom will always have

Director’s biography

Karrar Al-Azzawi is an Iraqi filmmaker. He graduated from the Norwegian TV School, at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences in Lillehammer, with BFA in Film Directing. He works as an independent film director, and is currently working with Integral Film and High & Low AS.

“Baghdad on Fire” is Al-Azzawi’s international debut film which had its world premiere at CPH:DOX 2023 and was nominated for the FACT:AWARD as well as DOK.horizonte Competition at DOK.fest München. And the film was shown at NRK, DRTV, and Aftenposten TV. In addition, he is working on the documentary film called “Dreaming Souls”.

Screening Date & Time

August 17, 2023
6:00 pm
TAJ Cinema 4
August 20, 2023
6:00 pm
TAJ Cinema 3
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Poster - Baghdad on Fire
Director: Karrar Al-Azzawi
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2023
Duration: 60 minutes
Rating: 16+
Country: Iraq, Norway
Language: Arabic (Iraq)
Subtitling: English
Cinematography: Hussien Monaf, Basher Salman, Mohammed Aziz
Editing: Morten Haslerud
Production: Integral Film, Jorgen Lorentzen and Nefise Özkal Lorentzen
Awards: nominated for the FACT:AWARD at CPH:DOX as well as DOK.horizonte Competition at DOK.fest München
Début Status: Arab Première
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Poster - Baghdad on Fire
السنة: 2023
التصنيف: 16+
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