Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Filmmaker Ziad Jazzaa talks about filmmaking in wartime Iraq (& screens films Thu Mar 11 at Creative Alliance)

Ziad Jazzaa screens w films from Baghdad
UnderExposure w/ Hometown Baghdad
presented by CAmm and On the Avenue

Thu Mar 11, 7pm.
$10, $8 stus, mbrs.

Award-winning Iraqi filmmaker Ziad Jazzaa fled Baghdad as a refugee and was resettled in Baltimore in 2009. Tonight we screen his favorite feature UnderExposure, for which he was cinematographer, with a cast of fictional characters set in war-torn Iraq: a determined filmmaker, a musician weak with cancer, a wounded soldier. Shot during the Iraq War, with real footage of Baghdad, a city in rubble yet filled with compassion and perseverance, it won Best Film at Singapore’s International Film Festival 2005. Shorts from Hometown Baghdad open. Dir. Oday Rasheed, 2006, 74 Min. Q&A w/ Jazzaa follows.

1 comment:

abdulkareem sadoon said...

/Love you my dear friend, you are really creative and important artist in Baghdad, hope you all the better in your new live there.
زياد تسيحق تكريما دائما لانك فنان حقيقي ومبدع ، اتمنى لك حياة توازي ابداعك وتتيح لك الفرصة لتحقيق ما تريد ، لك كل المحبة
عبدالكريم سعدون

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