Mohamed Al-Daradji studied in Baghdad, Iraq and Hilversum, Netherlands before travelling to the UK to complete Masters degrees in Cinematography and Directing at the Northern Film School in Leeds. In 2003, following the invasion of Iraq, Mohamed returned to his native country to make his first feature film, Ahlaam. The film screened at over 125 international festivals, receiving 22 awards, as well as Academy Award and Golden Globe consideration, establishing Mohamed as a revered international filmmaker. Following the success of Ahlaam, Mohamed directed the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed, Son of Babylon (2010). His extensive work in Iraq also includes three long form documentaries as well as humanitarian work. In 2010, he established the Iraq Independent Film Center (IIFC); a film production and training institution based in Baghdad. The Journey (2017) is Mohamed’s third feature film, exploring the conflicted and confused state of mind of a female suicide bomber.

Accolades

Isabelle Stead and Atia Jabarah Al-Daradji and Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji
Best Documentary Film, 2012

In My Mother’s Arms

Best Documentary Film, 2012

In My Mother’s Arms

Winner, Best Documentary Film Feature, 2012 Husham works tirelessly to build the hopes, dreams and prospects of 32 damaged orphans of war under his care…

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Films

In My Mother’s Arms
2012

In My Mother’s Arms

Iraq, United Kingdom, Netherlands
2012

In My Mother’s Arms

Winner, Best Documentary Film Feature, 2012 Husham works tirelessly to build the hopes, dreams and prospects of 32 damaged orphans of war under his care…

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