In the Sands of Babylon

7:00 PM on Thursday 11 April 2019

FCC FILM CLUB AND THE IRAQI EMBASSY
Request the pleasure of your company at the screening of

IN THE SANDS OF BABYLON
(Winner of Best Film from the Arab World Award, Abu Dhabi Film Festival, 2013)

Directed by MOHAMED AL-DARAJI
Language: Arabic with English subtitles.
Duration: 92 minutes

At 7pm on Thursday, April 11, 2019

At the FCC Auditorium
AB-19 Mathura Road, Opposite Pragati Maidan Gate # 7, New Delhi-110001.

Iraqi Ambassador FALAH ABDULHASAN
will introduce the film.


S Venkat Narayan
President

Synopsis: Ibrahim, an Iraqi soldier, has escaped from Kuwait as the Iraqi Army retreats during the 1991 Gulf War. Facing the perilous journey home, he must cross the southern desert; a chaotic no-man's land between Saddam's Regime and American Cross Fire. Whilst unrest spreads across the country, he is captured by the Republican Guard and cast into Saddam's infamous prisons, suspected of being a traitor.

In 2013, in search of answers about the past and Ibrahim's journey, the Director of the film encounters three people: A photographer with a painful secret, a farmer who hides his scars to forget and an ex-prisoner whose humanity was savagely taken from him. By unravelling the courageous and tragic secrets of these people, the Director seeks to reveal the truth behind Ibrahim's story.

Through the past and the present, fiction and realty, he revisits a fateful climax in the battlefields of Babylon. As Ibrahim's fate seems written, the Iraqi people are uprising beyond the prison walls, instilling hope in those held captive, that the freedom they long for beckons.