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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Bára works as director, editor, screenwriter, dramaturgist, film teacher and writer. She graduated from FAMU Editing department. And worked several years as the head of the department. She also spent several years abroad and worked for a number of film productions in Canada and United States. She now continues teaching at FAMU and FAMU International.