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Haifa Street

It’s 2006 and Baghdad is ravaged by sectarian violence. With Haifa Street as the epicenter of the conflict, masked gunmen and snipers reign with terror for reasons and political allegiances that are unclear.

When Ahmed gets dropped off there by a taxi on his way to his beloved Suad’s home to ask for her hand in marriage, he gets shot by Salam, an anxious young sniper who’s living his...

Close​ ​Your​ ​Eyes​ ​..​ ​Well

Hamoudi, a teenagerandplayingtheviolin,liveinagarbagedump.Hedreamsofestablishingprom.Seeks his​ ​sister​ ​with​ ​a​ ​children​ ​group​ ​working​ ​in​ ​the​ ​garbage​ ​dump​ ​in​ ​realizing​ ​the​ ​dream​ ​of​ ​Hamoudi.​ 

Dark​ ​To​ ​Dark

 ​​On​ ​the​ ​day​ ​of​ ​her​ ​wedding,​ ​a​ ​young​ ​girl​ ​hides​ ​from​ ​her​ ​family.​ ​Through​ ​her​ ​eye’s,​ ​we​ ​observe​ ​the​ ​anguish and​ ​conflict​ ​between​ ​her​ ​family​ ​members,​ ​exposing​ ​the​ ​opposing​ ​sides​ ​of​ ​a​ ​forced​ ​marriage.​ ​As​ ​the preparations​ ​and​ ​celebrations​ ​take​ ​place​ ​before​ ​her,​ ​she​ ​is​ ​inevitably​ ​forced​ ​to​ ​commit​ ​to​ ​the...

Taste​ ​of​ ​Life

 ​​In​ ​the​ ​aftermath​ ​of​ ​a​ ​tragedy,​ ​a​ ​grieving​ ​mother​ ​visit’s​ ​the​ ​site​ ​where​ ​her​ ​son​ ​was​ ​killed.​ ​There​ ​she encounters​ ​the​ ​young​ ​boy’s​ ​spirit,​ ​unable​ ​to​ ​make​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​his​ ​surroundings.​ ​This​ ​brief​ ​encounter​ ​will​ ​finally put​ ​the​ ​boy’s​ ​spirit​ ​to​ ​rest,​ ​allowing​ ​him​ ​to​​ ​​join​ ​the​ ​other​ ​victims​ ​in​ ​the​ ​...

A​ ​Nation​ ​Without​ ​A​ ​Homeland

Mohamed​ ​is​ ​a​ ​refugee​ ​from​ ​Syria​ ​–​ ​a​ ​result​ ​of​ ​the​ ​crisis​ ​of​ ​2010.​ ​He​ ​has​ ​no​ ​recollection​ ​of​ ​his​ ​family​ ​or​ ​life before​ ​he​ ​reached​ ​Baghdad.​ ​In​ ​an​ ​attempt​ ​to​ ​reunite​ ​Mohamed​ ​with​ ​his​ ​family,​ ​Warith​ ​Kwaish​ ​embarks​ ​on​ ​a journey,​ ​searching​ ​the​ ​refugee​ ​camps​ ​along​ ​the​ ​Iraqi-Syrian​ ​border,​ ​desperately​ ​...

Kingdom​ ​Of​ ​Garbage​

Zahraa,​ ​a​ ​refugee​ ​from​ ​the​ ​North​ ​of​ ​Iraq,​ ​dreams​ ​of​ ​going​ ​to​ ​school.​ ​Instead​ ​she​ ​and​ ​her​ ​brother,​ ​Hassan, must​ ​scour​ ​a​ ​landfill​ ​site​ ​for​ ​valuable​ ​materials,​ ​competing​ ​against​ ​the​ ​other​ ​scavengers.​ ​When​ ​a​ ​trade between​ ​Zahraa​ ​and​ ​the​ ​self​ ​proclaimed​ ​‘King​ ​of​ ​Garbage’​ ​goes​ ​wrong,​ ​the​ ​sibling’s​ ​...

Gift​ ​Of​ ​My​ ​Father

A​ ​seemingly​ ​normal​ ​car​ ​journey​ ​crosses​ ​from​ ​present​ ​reality​ ​into​ ​a​ ​recurring​ ​nightmare​ ​as​ ​Hamody,​ ​a​ ​young victim​ ​of​ ​war,​ ​relives​ ​his​ ​traumatic​ ​experiences​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Baghdad​ ​Blackwater​ ​shootings.​ 

The​ ​Journey​

 ​​Baghdad,​ ​30​ ​December,​ ​2006.​ ​Sara,​ ​an​ ​unassuming​ ​young​ ​woman,​ ​enters​ ​Baghdad’s​ ​central​ ​train​ ​station with​ ​sinister​ ​intentions.​ ​On​ ​the​ ​edge​ ​of​ ​committing​ ​a​ ​destructive​ ​and​ ​heinous​ ​act,​ ​Sara​ ​finds​ ​her​ ​plans​ ​are drastically​ ​altered,​ ​complicated​ ​by​ ​an​ ​unwanted​ ​and​ ​awkward​ ​encounter​ ​with​ ​Salam,​ ​a​ ​self-assured​ ​...

Path​ ​of​ ​Maryam

Distraught​ ​over​ ​the​ ​loss​ ​of​ ​his​ ​wife,​ ​Essa​ ​goes​ ​on​ ​a​ ​pilgrimage​ ​from​ ​Basra​ ​to​ ​the​ ​holy​ ​city​ ​of​ ​Karbala​ ​in​ ​the attempt​ ​to​ ​find​ ​a​ ​miraculous​ ​cure​ ​for​ ​his​ ​daughter​ ​Maryam’s​ ​illness.​ ​The​ ​father​ ​and​ ​daughter​ ​meet​ ​many​ ​other pilgrims​ ​on​ ​the​ ​way,​ ​all​ ​going​ ​to​ ​the​ ​same​ ​place​ ​and​ ​all​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​...

My​ ​Bird​ ​Tweets

 ​​Zeena,​ ​a​ ​young​ ​Iraqi​ ​orphan,​ ​relives​ ​the​ ​trauma​ ​of​ ​losing​ ​her​ ​parents​ ​to​ ​extremist​ ​violence​ ​.

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Deir Ghbar, Amman

Dhahr Al Ateeq Street - Building 5

Tel: +962795646205

info@ishtariraq.com

Deir Ghbar, Amman

Dhahr Al Ateeq Street - Building 5

Tel: +962795646205

info@ishtariraq.com

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