Mosul 980

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.
by Ali Mohammed Saeed
with Redhab Ahmad, Mohanad Hayal
Iraq / USA 2019 Arabic 10’ Colour World premiere

With

  • Redhab Ahmad (Duraa)
  • Mohanad Hayal (Iraqi Soldier)

Crew

Written and directed byAli Mohammed Saeed
ScreenplayMustafa Sattar Jabbar
CinematographyMaytham Al-Daradji
EditingAli Al Kaabi
MusicMehran Mirmiri
Sound DesignArash Ghasemi
Sound MixingMohammed Ghasemi
SoundSaif Ali Jabara
Production DesignHuda Al-Kadhimi
Art DirectorSalah Al-Saadi
CostumesSalah Al-Saadi
Make-upSalah Al-Saadi
Assistant DirectorHuda Al-Kadhimi
CastingRedhab Ahmad, Mohanad Hayal
Colour CorrectionTom Antos
Post-production SupervisorDavid Armstrong
Production ManagerMuhanad Taeeb
ProducersAli Mohammed Saeed, Huda Al-Kadhimi, Hikmat Al-Beedhan

Produced by

Enki Film Academy

Michigan, USA

+1 517 5158013

Art City Company For Cinema And TV Production

Bagdad, Iraq

+964 7901906256

Ishtar Iraq Film Production

Bagdad, Iraq

+964 7719763136

World sales

Ishtar Iraq Film Production

Amman, Jordan

+962 788567650

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.

Filmography

2018 Mosul 980; short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Dates

Generation Mix
Feb 17 16:00

CinemaxX 5

Subtitles: English

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Short Films 2 - 14plus
Feb 09 15:30

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

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Feb 14 09:30

CinemaxX 3

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Feb 15 14:30

CinemaxX 1

Subtitles: English

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Feb 16 12:00

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

Ticket code 160043

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