Return to the Land of Wonders

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

It's hard to imagine any documentary being able to shed new light on the chaos in Iraq, but director Maysoon Pachachi found herself in a unique position. After 35 years of living abroad, she and her 80-year-old father returned to their homeland so he could head the committee responsible for drafting the country's temporary constitution. Pachachi interviews everyday citizens about what they've been through, both under Saddam Hussein's regime and during the U.S. occupation. It's a side of Iraqi life that few foreigners have ever seen, and it's at once brutal, depressing and inspiring.

By: RS



Release details

88 mins

Cast and crew

Maysoon Pachachi
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