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Maysoon Pachachi

Gender Female
Profile type Individual
Country Iraq
Category Cinema
Year 2014



Nothing Doing in Baghdad - Fiction
Category: Cinema
Director: Maysoon Pachachi
Year: 2014
Status: Open

Baghdad, winter, 2006.  A time of extreme sectarian violence and nightly curfews.  The story unfolds on Christmas Eve and follows the lives of several residents in a typically mixed neighborhood; people who are just trying to live everyday lives in spite of the difficult and sometimes deadly circumstances.  At the heart of these intersecting, simultaneously unfolding stories is Sara, a novelist and single mother of 7-year old Reem.  When the mother's closest friend, Sabiha, a Christian and keeper of all her secrets, is forced into exile, Sara begins to find the will to resist and to write again.  But her hopeful outlook may be short-lived when the sudden pre-dawn execution of Saddam Hussein just before the New Year plunges everyone around her into a heightened state of fear.  Like the other residents of the neighborhood, Sara struggles to sustain a fragile hope in the face of overwhelming destruction and, sometimes, like a miracle, life still blossoms.



Nothing Doing In Baghdad reviewed by ScreenDaily
16 Dec, 2014


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