Son of Babylon
A journey through Iraq, a troubled land where no one knows what lies ahead. On hearing the news that prisoners of war have been found alive in the South, curious young boy Ahmed and his obstinate grandmother embark set out to uncover the fate of the boy's missing father, one of the many soldiers who never came home.
From the mountains of Kurdistan to the sands of Babylon, the pair hitch rides with strangers and cross paths with fellow pilgrims on an all too similar quest. As a grandmother struggles to accept an awful truth, Ahmed retraces the footsteps of a father he never knew. This is a journey that will not only connect them to the past, but will determine their lives forever.
SON OF BABYLON (2010)
Directed by Mohamed Al-Daradji
Length: 90 mins
Language: Kurdish, Arabic, (English, French Subtitles)
Format: 35mm, Colour
Countries: UK, IRAQ, FRANCE, PALESTINE, UAE, NETHERLANDS
Sales Agent: Roissy Films (FR)
HUMAN FILM UK / NL, ph. +44 (0) 113 243 8880
Middle East International Film Festival MEIFF 09 - World Premiere
Sundance 2010 - World Cinema Competition
Berlin International Film Festival 2010 - Panorama Main Section and Generation 14Plus
14-01-2010 Son of Babylon selected for Sundance 2010