Broken Records - Feature Documentary
Category: Arab Documentary Film Program
Ward W Rihan is a documentary about an Iraqi woman’s search for traces of her mother. When PJ loses Najiba in the cold of exile, she returns to Iraq to look for a Turcoman song her mother sang with her brothers. Travelling from Lebanon to Iraq, the search that ensues propels PJ to re-constitute her own story and her understanding of her homeland and identity. In the absence of her mother who encapsulated her connection to a familiar country, she searches for what remains among the people who knew her, her mother's garden and most importantly, the music that she loved.