Iraq, 2009. Little Hamoudi is totally obsessed with football. Just as the rest of the world, he and his friends are eagerly looking forward to the Champions League finale FC Barcelona vs. Manchester United. But then Hamoudi’s television breaks down.
Kalifa, born in 1980 in the KRG, has a M.A. in AV-Arts from the Sint-Lukas University in Brussels. His short film Land of the Heroes was awarded as Best Short Film at the 61st Berlinale Generation programme.
2011 Land of the Heroes
Original Title: Baghdad Messi
Production Company: a TEAM productions
Production Year: 2012
Director: Sahim Omar Kalifa
Script: Sahim Omar Kalifa
Cinematography: Robrecht Heyvaert
Editor: Pieter Jan Bergmans
Music Composer: Hannes De Maeyer
Producer: Hendrik Verthe, Kobe Van Steenberghe
Running Time: 18min
Country: Belgium, UAE
Main Cast: Ali Raad Al-Zaidawy, Hayder Helo, Noor Al-Hoda