Our River… Our Sky
Fiction, director: Maysoon Pachachi, Iraq/France/UK/Germany/Kuwait/UAE/Qatar, 2021, 117 min., Arab. with En. ST
Set against a backdrop of sectarian violence in 2006 Baghdad, “Our River… Our Sky” tells the story of Sara (Darina AL Joundi), a single mother and novelist who is trying to cope with the unpredictable events unfolding around her. She and her neighbours let us into their everyday lives, as they struggle to resist the fragmentation of their world and renew a sense of hope in a better future. “Our River… Our Sky” is a poignant tribute to the resilience of the Iraqi people in the face of adversity.