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<i>Life after the Fall</i>. 2008. Iraq/Great Britain. Directed by Kasim Abid
  • Life after the Fall

    2008. Iraq/Great Britain. Kasim Abid. 100 min.

Saturday, November 20, 2010, 2:00 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building



  • Life after the Fall

    2008. Iraq/Great Britain. Directed by Kasim Abid. This award-winning documentary eloquently depicts the lives of Abid’s family in Iraq following the American invasion. Abid returns to his native country after a thirty-year absence and is greeted by jubilant family members with high hopes for the post– Saddam Hussein future. Over the course of the next four years, hopes are dashed and despair sets in as the family witnesses the violence and vigilantism that has beset daily life in Baghdad. Bullets and bombs, kidnappings and gas shortages, unemployment and sectarian violence all characterize their stressful, fragmented lives. The filmmaker artfully chronicles the quotidian life of the Abid family against the backdrop of history-making events such as the first democratic elections and the trial of Hussein. In Arabic; English subtitles. 100 min.