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Global Lens Film: QARANTINA (Iraq)

Event Type
Other
Sponsor
Center for Global Studies, University YMCA, European Union Center, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Location
Latzer Hall, University YMCA, Corner of Wright & Chalmers, Champaign
Date
Oct 31, 2012   7:00 pm  
Cost
free
Contact
karen hewitt
E-Mail
khewitt@illinois.edu
Views
1861
Originating Calendar
Global Health Initiative Events

A broken family under an incestuous patriarch lives uneasily within the gated courtyard of a dilapidated Baghdad house. The pregnant daughter has fallen silent, finding some protection from the patriarch’s young second wife and his preteen son. Meanwhile, hard up for money, the household must live with a sullen and imperious boarder, a contract killer. In such a house, though, it may be that freedom and safety actually lie beyond the gates. Iraqi filmmaker Oday Rasheed’s second feature gorgeously captures contemporary Baghdad’s moody interior and stunned atmosphere, echoed in performances by a formidable cast who suggest unexpected resilience in the wake of catastrophe.

Director: Oday Rasheed
Iraq   |   2010   |   90 minutes
Arabic, with subtitles in English                     

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