Fiction, Director: Mohamed Al-Daradji, Iraq/Canada/UK/France/Qatar/Holland 2017, 82 min., Arab./En. with En. ST
3.9.2020 | 20:00 | Arsenal
26.9.2020 | 21:00 | City Kino
Bagdad 2006: A new train station is to open. All kinds of people have gathered at the railway station for the celebratory event. Sara’s (Zahraa Ghandour) plans in view of the event are thwarted by the dubious businessman Salam, and the two find themselves unexpectedly bound together with a bomb and a baby on the rail tracks. Daradji’s third feature film uses the perspective of a female suicide bomber to portray Iraq’s complex social fabric after the American invasion, whose oppression mechanisms are passed on to the next weakest, and all the way down to the children. A dark self-empowerment is reflected in Sara’s determination in the face of the individual’s and society’s general powerlessness, the cracks in the social framework become apparent in her doubts.