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Physical Desc
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Mohamed Al-Daradji ; edited by Ghassan Abdallah & Ian Watson ; music by Naseer Shama.
Aseel Adel, Bashir Al-Majid, Mohammed Hashim.
Scarred Baghdad 2003... confusion, uncertainty and death engulf the bombed ruins of a Psychiatric Asylum. Voyeuristically we move between the past and the present of three Iraqi lives entangled by the chaos of the American 'Shock and Awe' campaign... 'Ahlaam' a bewildered young women, confined to the asylum after witnessing the violent arrest of her fiancee on their wedding day... deeply bruised she lives a confined existence in a state of delusion. Brutally damaged by the hands of the regime, Ahlaam is left with little hope, only a dream... Dr. Mehdi, a hard working idealist, exiled to work at the institution despite his abilities, longs for a free Iraq where humanity is cherished not brutalised by hatred and fear, where the human quest for truth and goodness will triumph over the brutality he witnessed... But will Mehdi's spirit survive the devastation and his father's political past? Ali, a patient and former soldier... once a proudly optimistic man eager to serve his country, now a shell-shocked shadow, traumatized by the American bombings. Ali's fearless insanity of his war zoned nation may be the hospital's only hope as he roams the terrorised gun ridden streets for surviving patients.... Ali's patronism may save others but will it save him?
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Not rated; [contains disturbing images]
In Arabic.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Adel, A., & Al-Daraji, M. (2006). Ahlaam . Human Film.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Adel, Aseel and Mohamed. Al-Daraji. 2006. Ahlaam. Human Film.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Adel, Aseel and Mohamed. Al-Daraji. Ahlaam Human Film, 2006.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Adel, Aseel., and Mohamed Al-Daraji. Ahlaam Human Film, 2006.

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