Parinawa la ghobar / Crossing the Dust (2006) DVD5
A gripping road movie set in Iraq during the fall of Saddam. Two Kurdish soldiers, Asad and Rashid, who celebrate with their comrades the downfall of Saddam on 9th April 2003 before being ordered to take food supplies to another remote part of the country, are looking for the parents of a five-year-old boy who has been found in the street in tears. His name is Saddam too. At the same time the boy's parents are looking for him everywhere, worried because of the boy's name which is now taboo. All the attempts of the two Kurds to get rid of the child fail: neither the Americans nor the men of religion at the mosque want him. Little Saddam begins to become a real problem. In the streets and all around them, they are surrounded by the chaos and crazy atmosphere of those days, with violence always on the verge of exploding. Crossing the Dust is an absorbing portrait of the societal strains that began to emerge in the aftermath of the quest to topple Saddam Hussein.

DVD5 | PAL 16:9 | 01:12:48 | 3.96 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Kurdish
Subtitles: English, Deutsch, Francais
Genre: Drama

Director: Shawkat Amin Korki
Cast: Adil Abdolrahman, Ayam Akram, Hossein Hasan
Country: France, Iraq

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