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Iraqi Odyssey

Samir 2014

Tracing the emigrations of his family over more than half a century, this riveting 3D documentary epic from acclaimed expatriate Iraqi filmmaker Samir pays moving homage to the frustrated democratic dreams of a people successively plagued by the horrors of dictatorship, war, and foreign occupation.

Running Time: 92 min.
Subject(s): Conflicts, Family, History, Immigration and Migration, Middle Eastern Studies, Personal Story, Politics, War
Language(s): Arabic, English, German, Russian
Subtitles: English
Producer(s): Werner Schweizer
Editor(s): Sophie Brunner, Ali Al Fatlawi, Wathiq Al Ameri, Samir
Production Company: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion


  • Variety
    "Engrossing docu... deserves recognition"
  • People's World
    "It's a mesmerizing hi-def film about the history of impressive people"
  • The Hollywood Reporter
    "Samir’s most personal work"

Festival Participation

  • Rio International Film Festival - 2014

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