Section: In the Shadow of War
War Canister (2013)
A young deaf boy from Baghdad can only dream of a childhood. He is forced to steal oil canisters in order to support his financially troubled family, but an eventful bus ride home will see him for forget his responsibilities for some frivolous fun and a desperate search ensues to find the oil he’s lost.
|Country||Iraq, U.K., Netherlands, Hungary|
|Subtitle||Simultanneous translation into|
|Directed by||Yahya Al Allaq|
|Screenplay||Yahya Al Allaq|
|Director of Photography||Nashwan Ali|
Yahya Al-Allaq (1979) is a screenwriter and director. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Baghdad in film studies, then from the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. He's also attended courses in documentary film at independent film and TV schools. He's assisted in the directing of feature films and has independently shot short films that have been awarded at festivals. This film is a part of the set Iraqi Childhood.