It is 20 years since the US/UK-led invasion of Iraq and this film is set between Christmas and Eid al-Adha 2006 in war-torn Baghdad, three years after that invasion. Struggling writer and anxious mother Sara is at the heart of a small community. Unable to write surrounded by the trauma and devastation of war, she frantically monitors the death toll and uses her literacy skills to help her neighbours translate their pleas to the Americans. Her story is interwoven with those of her neighbours, other ordinary Iraqis trying to live their lives. Throughout the chaos and destruction, they never let their hopes for the future fade, but are repeatedly forced to ask themselves a painful question – who does Baghdad really belong to now?
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Cast: Mahmoud Abu Abbas, Myriam Abbas, Darina Al Joundi
Director: Maysoon Pachachi