Dreams (2006 film)

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Dreams (Arabic: أحلام‎) is a 2006 Iraqi film directed by Mohamed Al-Daradji. It was Iraq's submission to the 79th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1][2]


Mohamed Al-Daradji's returned to Iraq shortly after the American invasion of Baghdad, there he found heartbreaking chaos and was particularly disturbed with the sight of numerous psychiatric patients wandering on the streets as the hospitals were being destroyed by the bombings. The experience served as the germ for what would be Mohamed's first feature film, Ahlaam. Filmed on location in Baghdad in 2004. "I would like to bring the subject very close to the audience with an artistic point of view" he said.[3]


  • Aseel Adel - Ahlaam
  • Bashir Al-Majid - Ali
  • Mohamed Hashim - Mehdi

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  1. ^ Sneider, Jeff (2006-10-19). "Oscar race counts 61 countries". Variety. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  2. ^ "Foreign language Oscar nominees announced". The New Zealand Herald. 2007-01-17. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  3. ^ Ahlaam DVD bonus features, Mohamed Al-Daradji's biographical content

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