Life After the Fall


Kasim Abid


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Life After the Fall is a unique insight into modern day Iraq, eloquently portrayed by Iraqi director Kasim Abid, who returned to his native country shortly after the fall of Saddam following an absence of 30 years. Shot over five years, this film shows the director reuniting with his family in 2003. They had survived dictatorship, war and sanctions and were ready for change.

Long Synopsis

As the film unfolds Abid’s family struggles against growing despair as the country falls apart and violence moves ever closer to them. What is most fascinating and different about the film is its rare perspective, so different from the usual Western viewpoints about Iraq. Through wonderful characters, we gain a real understanding of the issues that are facing Iraqi citizens on the ground.