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Section: In the Shadow of War

Children of War (2013) -

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

In an Iraqi orphanage a young victim of the war reveals his anguish and his experiences through a series of drawings. His childlike mind contorts the events, but from his perspective we see the war unraveling around him.

CountryIraq, U.K., Netherlands, Hungary
Duration10 min
SubtitleSimultanneous translation into
Directed by Medoo Ali
Screenplay Medoo Ali and Luay Fadhil
Director of Photography Salam Salman
Edited by Medoo Ali
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Medoo Ali (1991) is a director. He graduated from the Fine Arts Center in Baghdad. He has collaborated on the making of several feature and documentary films. He shot his first short film as part of a workshop of the Iraqi Independent Film Center, where he also co-directed another work with Najwan Ali. This film is a part of the set Iraqi Childhood.