Crossing the Dust

Shawkat Amin KorkiIraq – 2006

The gripping story of two Kurdish soldiers, Asad and Rashid, who celebrate with their comrades the downfall of Saddam on 9th April 2003 before being ordered to take food supplies to another remote part of the country. As they hit the road, they come across a lost 7-year-old arab boy called Saddam crying at the side of a highway. They decide to save him and protect him until they find his parents. In the process one of them gets killed. Crossing the Dust is an absorbing portrait of the societal strains that began to emerge in the aftermath of the quest to topple the Saddam Hussein.

Original Title Crossing the Dust
German Title Crossing the Dust
French Title À travers la poussière
Other Titles Crossing the Dust - Parinawa la ghobar
Directed by Shawkat Amin Korki
Country Iraq
Available Formats DVD
Screenplay Shawkat Amin Korki
Film Editing Ebrahim Saeedi
Soundtrack Mohammad Reza Darvishi
Cinematography Turaj Aslani
Sound Behroz Shahamat, Mohammad Shahverdi
Costumes Fakher Sherwani
Production Arc-en-Ciel Films, Narin Film
Runtime 73 Min.
Language Kurdisch, Arabisch, Englisch/d oder f
Adil Abdolrahman
Ayam Akram
Hossein Hasan
Ahlam Najat
Aba Rash

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