30.09. - 09.10.2021

Crossing the Dust Iraq, France 2006 | 74 min | OV | Colour | FF 2007

rated for 0 + years
Saddam Hussein is overthrown and unrest rules the day. Two Kurdish soldiers stumble upon a five-year-old, utterly alone. While Asad feels sorry for him, Rashid refuses to help, especially as the boy is called Saddam. Eventually they overcome their prejudice and set out to look for his parents. When their vehicle is stolen they continue on foot, through a country scarred by hate and prejudice.
Original title: Parinawa la ghobar
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Kurdish, Arabic, English
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Shwakat Amin Korki
Screenplay: Shwakat Amin Korki
Cast: Adil Abdolrahman, Hossein Hasan, Aba Rash
Producer: Shwakat Amin Korki, Hasan Ali
Director of Photography: Toraj Aslani
Music: Mohamad-Reza Darvishi
Production Design: Fakner Sherwani
Editor: Ebrahim Saidi
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Arc en Ciel films, Espace Bel Air, 113 -115rue Danielle Casanova, 93200 ST-Denis France, France, Tel: +33 6 13 54 95 86, Fax: +33 1 49 17 16 48, email:
Production: Narin Film; Arc en Ciel films


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