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Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) by Abbas Fahdel
October 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - October 2, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
The Harvard Film Archive is pleased to present HOMELAND (IRAQ YEAR ZERO) BY ABBAS FAHDEL from October 1 – October 2, 2016 with filmmaker Abbas Fahdel in person.
$12 Special Event Tickets. Abbas Fahdel in person
Saturday October 1 at 7pm, Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) – Part 1. Before the Fall
Sunday October 2 at 7pm, Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) – Part 2. After the Battle
Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) is a riveting home-movie chronicle of life in Iraq before and after the US invasion. Offering all-too-rare images of everyday life in Iraq, the film closely follows extended family members and friends of director Abbas Fahdel as they brace for the long impending attack and then struggle to survive the disastrous consequences of American imperialism. Leaving the invasion itself eerily absent, Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) is cleaved into two epic chapters starkly separated by a dark, gaping chasm. Before the Fall offers a touching portrait of middle-class Iraq, assembled from extended domestic scenes and debates among Baghdad friends and neighbors, as well as a wedding that becomes an emotional centerpiece of the entire film. After the Battle bravely takes to the street to survey, with shock and unspoken outrage, the ruthless destruction of public and private space wrought by the occupying US forces.