SAFAR Film Festival: My Lost Country + Q&ACert-TBC

Directed by Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez | Chile/Iraq/Egypt/Costa Rica | 2022 | 1h 34m | Arabic w/ English subtitles

Iraqi theater director Mohsen Sadoon Yasin has spent much of his life in involuntary exile. In this deeply personal documentary, Mohsen’s daughter uses family photographs, theatre posters, newspaper clippings and sound recordings to track her father’s global travels. The film presents a patchwork of imaginings, textures and references to theater, rituals and Sumerian cosmology. There is also the constant presence of Iraq, the inaccessible core that Mohsen Sadoon Yasin carries within him, along with the folk songs still echoing in his mind.

SAFAR Film Festival screening followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Ishtar Yasin Gutiérrez chaired by filmmaker Ashtar Al Khirsan.

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We showed SAFAR Film Festival: My Lost Country + Q&A between July 2, 2023 and July 2, 2023.

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