Life After The Fall
Thursday, May 10, 2018
– 9:30 PM
Shot over five years by exiled Iraqi director Kasim Abid, documentary Life After the Fall (2008) is the story of one Iraqi family after Saddam Hussein’s fall. As the film unfolds they move from celebrating the fall to struggling against growing despair as the country falls apart and violence moves ever closer. As the coalition forces and insurgents move in, the family falls farther apart. The film won awards from the Munich International Documentary Film Festival, the Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, the Arab Film Festival California and the Gulf Film Festival.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion on “Storytelling from Iraq,” with novelist Sinan Antoon and journalist Leila Fadel, moderated by Mona Damluji (Film & Media Studies, UCSB).
This event is free but a reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat.
Tickets will be released on Wednesday, April 11 at 11am
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