21 September 2021, 6 PM - 8 PM
In a fantasy world, a dictator celebrating his birthday in his lavish palace, and because of the delay of this singer, who has fallen into disrepair, due to compelling circumstances beyond his control, the tyrant becomes angry and punishes this singer by singing with his face towards the wall, and his back to the audience.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Kassem Hawal via videocall.
Kassem Hawal is an award-winning Iraqi director currently based in the Netherlands. He was born in 1940 in Al Basra, Iraq. He studied theater acting and directing at the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad. He left Iraq in 1970 and traveled to Lebanon and Syria, where he focused on the making of political films. He has also worked on films by the PLO. He directed 28 documentaries and five features. Very active in the arts and culture in the Arab world, he was rewarded with honour in several film festivals, cultural and none cultural organizations, for his role in the Arabic and humanitarian culture.
2010 | 1h 31min
Arabic with English subtitles
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