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Section: In the Shadow of War

Lipstick (2013) -

Iraq, U.K., Netherlands, Hungary | 2013 | 9 min.

Puberty runs rife in a Baghdad boy’s high-school sex education class where teenage boys fantasize over a sultry teacher. Whilst oblivious: Ali, a naïve adolescent, dreams only of owning a pair of “Nike” trainers.

CountryIraq, U.K., Netherlands, Hungary
Duration9 min
SubtitleSimultanneous translation into
Directed by Fadhil Abbas
Screenplay Luay Fadhil Abbas
Director of Photography Salam Salman
Edited by Medoo Ali and Luay Fadhil
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Luay Fadhil Abbas (1982) is a director. He completed his engineering studies then graduated from the New York Film Academy in Abu Dhabi and is studying further courses in Los Angeles. He's assisted in the making of many Iraqi feature films. He's independently directed documentaries and short films that he has presented at international festivals. This film is a part of the set Iraqi Childhood.