2013 | Iraq | Documentary

Nesma's Birds

  • Arabic English 7 mins
  • Director | Najwan Ali, Medoo Ali, Mohammad Jaafarn, Fatima Sah
  • Writer | Najwan Ali, Yaers Kream
  • Producer | Mohamed Al-Daradji, Isabelle Stead, Atea Al-Daradji

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Nesma is at odds with the world around her since her father's death. She escapes to the rooftops where she secretley cares for her late father's birds against the knowledge of her mother and competing against the boy on the opposite rooftop. Now Nesma must face even bigger challenges as she enters womanhood.

Director: Najwan Ali, Medoo Ali
Screenwriter: Najwan Ali, Yaser Karim
Producer: Mohamed Al-Daradji, Atia Al-Daradji, Isabelle Stead
Editor: Zainab Al Hariri, Medoo Ali
Cinematographer: Aeman Al-Amiri
Executive Producer: Mohamed Al-Daradji, Atia Al-Daradji, Isabelle Stead
Co-Producer: Atia Al-Daradji, Isabelle Stead
Cast: Fatima Sah, Mohammad Jaafarn

flight escape bird sociology
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