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Official competiton short films - JCC 2017
JCC 2017 du 4 au 11 novembre 2017



Saad Al-Essami - Iraq


The film tells the story of a Muslim sheikh living with his grandson in the recently liberated territories of ISIS in Iraq. The Sheikh tries to bring joy to the heart of his grandson and his Christian friends living in a camp for the displaced, but the hand of terrorism prevents him from doing so.

Technical details

Genre: Short films
Duration: 20 minutes
Production year: 2017
Country: Iraq
Casting: Saheb Shaker - Abdullah Al Ghaleb Alaa Al Obeidi - Raed Al Jaboury
Script: Walaa Al Manaa
DOP: Mohamed Jawad
Editing: Mustafa Mishan
Director: Saad Al-Essami
Production company: Haidar Jalwkan
Email: Karabala Stalellite Channels Group haidar@karbala-tv-net

Iraqi director and film maker, Saad Al-Essami has achieved many feature films which have participated in a large number of film festivals around the world.