Ahlaam

Ahlaam (2006)

Ahlaam first published by Film4 Summary: Mohamed Al-Daradji‘s feature debut shows the tragic madhouse of pre- and post-war Iraq from the ground up. Review: With Lions for Lambs (2007), Redacted (2007) and Battle for Haditha (2007) all coming out in rapid succession, Western cinema is at last beginning to examine the Coalition’s post-9/11 ventures in the Middle…

Babylon

Son of Babylon (2010)

Son of Babylon first appeared in Sight & Sound, March 2011 Review: “I don’t understand Kurdish, but I can feel her pain and suffering.” Non-Kurdish viewers might feel much the same way as the Arabic-speaking woman who utters these words of sympathy in Son of Babylon – even if we, unlike her, have the benefit…