Baghdad Messi

About

An Iraqi boy obsessed with football must travel with his father to the city to repair their TV.

Screens with

2013 Program

Year

2013

Country

Belgium/United Arab Emirates

Genre

Narrative

Runtime

16 min

Language

Arabic

Subtitles

English

Credits

Director

Sahim Omar Kalifa

Artist Bio

Sahim Omar Kalifa was born in Kurdistan-Iraq and immigrated to Belgium in 2001 where he worked as an interpreter while he studied Audiovisual Arts at the University of Art and Design Sint-Lukas Brussels. His first professional short film Land of Heroes received over 20 international awards, including the Jury Award for Best Short Film at the 61st International Film Festival in Berlin. The production of Baghdad Messi was supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, the Dubai Entertainment and Media Organization, and Belgium’s uFilm. The films has been seen at over 15 international festivals in 2013, winning numerous awards including Best Short Film at Dubai’s Gulf Film Festival.