Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) by Abbas Fahdel has won the Doc Alliance Selection Award. The winning film is composed of two parts – the first was shot before the US army’s invasion of Iraq while the second part captures the post-war events – providing an essential report on the turning point in the country’s development. Instead of shorthand news features on the events in Iraq, it brings an impressive portrayal of life in the country. Director Fahdel received the award at the Locarno film festival.
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Michel Khleifi (born 1950 in Nazareth) is a Palestinian film writer, director and producer. He emigrated from Israel in 1970 and now resides in Belgium. There, he studied television and theatre directing at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle (INSAS). After graduating from INSAS, he worked in Belgium television before turning to making his own films. He has directed and produced several documentary and feature films and received several prestigious awards.
Lamine Ammar Khodja (born 1983, Algeria) moved to France in 2003. His previous short films include: ALGIERS LESS THAN ZERO, ’56 SOUTH and HOW TO REFRAME AN OUTLAW BY PULLING AT A THREAD. His first feature documentary film ASK YOUR SHADOW was selected in FID Marseille 2012 and received the Best Film Award.
Paliz Khoshdel was born in 1985 in Rasht, Iran he is a Iranian underground film director and producer. His films as director and producer include, Street Sultans (2011), Mutiny of Colours, and he produced On Underground ( 2014 ) directed by Mahan Khomamipor and Remission (2015)...