NEW Sneak Preview Screening: Life After the Fall

Screening Monday 23rd June, 2008

Life After The Fall is a unique insight into modern day Iraq, eloquently portrayed by Iraqi director Kasim Abid, who returned to his native country shortly after the fall of Saddam following an absence of 30 years. Shot over five years, this film shows the director reuniting with his family in 2003.

They had survived dictatorship, war and sanctions and were ready for change. As the film unfolds Abid’s family struggles against growing despair as the country falls apart and violence moves ever closer to them. What is most fascinating and different about the film is its rare perspective, so different from the Western viewpoints about Iraq. Through wonderful characters, we gain a real understanding of the issues that are facing Iraqi citizens on the ground.

The film was funded in part by the Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation, and BRITDOC 08 will host the official UK premiere in July.

BRITDOC is the bespoke documentary film festival connecting key international funders, distributors and filmmakers. Established three years ago by the Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation, it is the place to come and be inspired by the best documentary filmmaking in the world, and takes place this year in the beautiful surrounds of Keble College, Oxford, from the 23rd – 25th of July.

Length: 100 mins