Our River…Our Sky12A

Directed by Maysoon Pachachi | Iraq | 2021 | 1h 57m | Arabic w/ English subtitles | Starring Mahmoud Abu Abbas, Myriam Abbas, Darina Al Joundi, Sami Al-Ali, Labwa Arab

In the winter of 2006, three years after the US-led invasion of Iraq, sectarian violence is rife across the country. In a small Baghdad neighbourhood, the lives of ordinary Iraqis become intricately entwined as they live through the turmoil of the ongoing occupation. Documentarian Maysoon Pachachi’s award-winning fiction debut provides a compassionate and true-to-life depiction of life during war.


‘Pachachi captures the atmosphere of Baghdad, and her large cast of actors excels in the naturalistic mode of a film beautifully shot in widescreen’
Hugh Barnes, The Arts Desk

‘[An] ambitious, multi-stranded drama…’
Wendy Ide, The Observer

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