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Son of Babylon

Northern Iraq, 2003. Two weeks after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Ahmed, a 12-year-old boy begrudgingly follows in the shadow of his grandmother. On hearing news that prisoners of war have been found alive in the South, she is det ...

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Title: Son of Babylon
Genre: Drama
Cast: Shazada Hussein, Yasser Talib
Release Date: 2011-02-11
Production Country: Iraq, France, Egypt, Netherlands, Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates
Directed By: Mohamed Al Daradji
Film Duration: 100
Production Year: 2009
Distributor: Dogwoof
Official Website: http://www.sonofbabylon.com/

Synopsis: Northern Iraq, 2003. Two weeks after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Ahmed, a 12-year-old boy begrudgingly follows in the shadow of his grandmother. On hearing news that prisoners of war have been found alive in the South, she is determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed’s father, who never returned from the Gulf war. From the mountains of Kurdistan to the sands of Babylon, they hitch rides from strangers and cross paths with fellow pilgrims, on all too similar journeys. Struggling to understand his grandmother’s search, Ahmed follows in the forgotten footsteps of a father he never knew. This journey will lead the boy to come of age.

Son of Babylon

Title: Son of Babylon
Genre: Drama
Cast: Shazada Hussein, Yasser Talib
Release Date: 2011-02-11
Production Country: Iraq, France, Egypt, Netherlands, Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates
Directed By: Mohamed Al Daradji
Film Duration: 100
Production Year: 2009
Distributor: Dogwoof
Age Limit: 0+
Official Website: http://www.sonofbabylon.com/

Synopsis: Northern Iraq, 2003. Two weeks after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Ahmed, a 12-year-old boy begrudgingly follows in the shadow of his grandmother. On hearing news that prisoners of war have been found alive in the South, she is determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed’s father, who never returned from the Gulf war. From the mountains of Kurdistan to the sands of Babylon, they hitch rides from strangers and cross paths with fellow pilgrims, on all too similar journeys. Struggling to understand his grandmother’s search, Ahmed follows in the forgotten footsteps of a father he never knew. This journey will lead the boy to come of age.

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