One in six children today are living in war zones, in this film we meet three of them. The Future of Iraq is a poetic documentary about the future generation of Iraq facing their future while trying to cope with their war experiences. 

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2018
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2018-06-13
Production company:
Medieoperatørene AS
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Viken Filmsenter
Fond for lyd og bilde
The Freedom of Expression Fund
Producer:
Ingvil Giske
Film consultant:
Kalle Løchen

Director

  • Thee Yezen Al-Obaide

    Thee Yezen Al-Obaide (b.1983)  is born in Iraq but came with his family to Norway as a refugee when he was a teenager. He is an activist working against Islamophobia and for queer rights. He has worked a lot with children and has nearly finished his education as a preschool teacher. The Future of Iraq is his first film.     

Awards

2018:
BIFF - Bergen International Film Festival
Best Norwegian Short Documentary
2019:
Nominated for the SIMA - Social Impact Media Awards for Best Short Documentary
2019:
Nordic/Docs
Best Short Documentary Film

Festivals

2018:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
2018:
BIFF - Bergen International Film Festival
2018:
Movies on War
2019:
Minimalen Short Film Festival
2019:
Festival L’Europe autour de l’Europe
2019:
Arabiske filmdager - Arab Film Days
2019:
Nordic/Docs

Crew

Director:
Thee Yezen Al-Obaide
Mats Muri
Co director:
Natasa Urban
Screenplay:
Thee Yezen Al-Obaide
Mats Muri
Natasa Urban
Editor:
Natasa Urban
Sound Design:
Svenn Jakobsen
Narrator:
Nawar Alnaddaf
Cinematographer:
Mats Muri
Natasa Urban

Technical information

Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
16:9
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
29'
Language:
Arabic
Kurdish
Subtitles:
English

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