Production year: 2012
Director: Parine Jaddo
Script: Parine Jaddo
Editor: Nadim Shartouny
Music Composer: Omar El Dewachy
Producer: Parine Jaddo, Rania Malas
Running Time: 75min
Language: Turkem, Arabic
Main Cast: Parine Jaddo, Najiba Sabir, Moustapha Sabir, Soubhi Sabir, Hassan Jaddo
A poetic journey through Iraq in search of an Iraqi/Turkman song, which the filmmaker’s mother recorded in 1960. Though the filmmaker knows the melody, she no longer remembers the lyrics and her curiosity takes her to Iraq in search of it, giving rare insight to Iraq’s rich musical culture and heritage, much of which has been burnt and lost. On the journey we meet those who remain dedicated and continue to grow out of a devastated soil of a war ridden and divided Iraq.
Born in Baghdad. Earned a MFA in film from Howard University. Recipient of the Paul Robeson Award and the Princess Grace Award for film. Has taught film at LAU in Beirut, Lebanon, and NYU in Accra, Ghana. Director of several short films. This is her first feature-length documentary.
2007 Rasta’s Paradise