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Generation 14plus

Mosul 980

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Disguised as an ISIS fighter, a young woman emerges from the trunk of a car. She is one of 3000 Yazidi women kidnapped from Mosul by the Islamic State in 2014 and sold as sex slaves. Now she is on the run, trying to find her way between ruins and corpses. Major hostilities seem to be over, but the situation remains dangerous. Single shots can be heard, along with detonations and radioed instructions – her persecutors are still on her heels.

Ali Mohammed Saeed

Iraq / USA 2019


10’ · Colour

World premiere


Redhab Ahmad (Duraa)
Mohanad Hayal (Iraqi Soldier)


Written and Directed by
Ali Mohammed Saeed
Mustafa Sattar Jabbar
Maytham Al-Daradji
Ali Al Kaabi
Mehran Mirmiri
Sound Design
Arash Ghasemi
Sound Mixing
Mohammed Ghasemi
Saif Ali Jabara
Production Design
Huda Al-Kadhimi
Art Director
Salah Al-Saadi
Salah Al-Saadi
Salah Al-Saadi
Assistant Director
Huda Al-Kadhimi
Redhab Ahmad, Mohanad Hayal
Colour Correction
Tom Antos
Post-Production Supervisor
David Armstrong
Production Manager
Muhanad Taeeb
Ali Mohammed Saeed, Huda Al-Kadhimi, Hikmat Al-Beedhan


Ali Mohammed Saeed

Born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1976. In 2013, he founded the non-profit organization Enki Film Academy in the USA, of which he continues to be the CEO to this day. Since 2017, he has also been the executive director of the 3 Minutes 3 Days Film Festival in Iraq. He is studying the master’s degree in broadcast and cinematic arts at Central Michigan University and, in 2009, won the Sharjah Award for Arab Creativity. Mosul 980 is his directorial debut.


2018 Mosul 980; short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Produced by

Enki Film Academy

Art City Company For Cinema And TV Production

Ishtar Iraq Film Production

World Sales

Ishtar Iraq Film Production