'Land of the Heroes'
Story: Rural Iraq, 1988. Saddam’s victory propaganda monopolizes the TV. While their mother and auntie are polishing artillery, young Dileer and Zienee’s must tolerate cousin Malo, a bullying little spitfire. Under sweltering heat, both adults and children display the desensitizing effects of war. A thought-provoking and hard-hitting story from the Eastern home-front.
Written and directed by Sahim Omar Kalifa.
Produced by a team productions (Hendrik Verthé & Kobe Van Steenberghe)
- Jury Award Best Short Film Generation International Film Festival Berlin
- Jury Award Best Film Busan International Short Film Festival South-Korea
- Award Best Cinematography Busan International Short Film Festival South-Korea
- Award Best Film San Gio Short Film Festival Verona
- Special jury award Human image films competition Baghdad International Film Festival
- 16ORO - Winner of Golden Short Sedicicorto Film Festival Italy
- Zavattini Award at the Reggio Film Festival in Emilia, Italy
- Third prize in the Yilmaz Guney Short Film Competition at the 7th edition of the London Kurdish Film Festival
- Muhr Arab Short Second Prize at the 8th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival
- Honorable mention at the 29th edition of the young audience festival Ale Kino - Poland
- Honorable Mention by the Jury – Evolution Film Festival
- Golden movie award at the 17th Honk Kong independent short film festival
- Rio Tinto Alcan award at the International Short Film Festival Saguenay -Canada
- Jury Award- Best Short Fillm - Kingbonn international film festival - China
- Jury Award - Best International Short Film - Film Leben Festival in Ilmenau - Germany
- Best Short film award - Amed International Film Festival - turkey
- Best Direction award - LAW International Short Film Festival - Erbil
- Best Editing award - LAW International Short Film Festival - Erbil
- Silver award Best Short Film - Duhok International Film Festival - Duhok
- Silver public award - Hangzhou International film festival - China
- Silver jury award - Hangzhou International film festival - China
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