Samir KADHOM AL HELFI "The first friend I lost in the Iraqi conflict"
Sadik AL ATTAR
Jasim AL TIMINI
VOICE OVER ARTISTS
Koutaiba AL-JANABI (Sadiq)
Ashti NADER (the Hunter)
Production : REAL ART
Producers : Koutaiba AL-JANABI - Hanna HEFFNER
Director : Koutaiba AL-JANABI
Original Music : Tom DONALD
Performed by : Tom DONALD, Uira CAIRO, Eric GUY, Mark BUXCKINGAM
Vocals : Newroz ORAMARI
Cinematographer : Koutaiba AL-JANABI HSC
Editor : White Tiger - Francesco CARVELLI
Leaving Baghdad is a road movie that follows Sadik, the personal cameraman to the leader Saddam Hussein, at the end of the nineties. Sadik is trying to escape the grip of the regime, being pursued from country to country, encountering smugglers and crooks on his journey. Sadik suffers from paranoia and constant fear. The Iraqi secret police are after him because he is carrying evidence of the atrocities committed by the regime. Sadik is dreaming to go to London, to join his wife who is, however, unwilling to help. In his despair and loneliness, Sadik writes letters to his son, Semir. These letters turn into a confession and reveal Sadik's past and the real reason for his fleeing , the endless waiting and his paranoia.
AWARDED and Nominated by the following festivals
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE at the 7th Monaco Charity Film festival 2012
The story of the personal cameraman to the leader Saddam Hussein.