23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Stories of Passers Through
An escape from Baghdad, loss of his close ones and home, a longstanding yearning for the homeland, searching for one’s place in the world: the author has suffered the whole lot. A neverending stream of news about the war, disrupted phone conversations along with the noise of airplane and trains – these are the touches in his painful journey. The film consists of a montage of older shots, pictures and staged scenes.
The Iraqi-born filmmaker Koutaiba Al-Janabi (1959) graduated in photography and cinematography in Budapest. Apart from documentaries, he also makes fiction films and photography. His works include Leaving Baghdad (2010) or The Woodman (2018).
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|editing:||Odai Manea, Paul Defreitas|