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Children of God (2013) -

Iraq, U.K., Netherlands, Hungary | 2013 | 10 min.

A young amputee boy bets his prized possessions, a series of football posters, on the girl’s team winning a battle-of-the-sexes football match in an attempt to gain the affections of his crush, their goalkeeper.

CountryIraq, U.K., Netherlands, Hungary
Year2013
Duration10 min
Rating-
LanguageArabic
SubtitleSimultanneous translation into
Directed by Ahmed Yassin
Screenplay Ahmed Al-Daradji
Director of Photography Najwan Ali
Edited by Zainab Al-Hariri, Medoo Ali, Ahmed Yassin
Contact Human Film

Biography

Ahmed Yaseen Al-Daradji (1986) is a screenwriter and director who graduated from Baghdad University in audiovisual studies. He's worked as an editor and sound engineer for a satellite TV station. He has collaborated on the making of many films and has independently directed short films. He's currently studying at a film school in London where he also works in satellite TV. This film is a part of the set Iraqi Childhood.