Haider Rashid

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Haider Rashid is an Iraqi–Italian director, producer and writer.

Early life[edit]

Born in Florence, Italy to an Iraqi father and Italian mother. His father, Erfan Rashid, is the director of the Arab Programme at the Dubai Film Festival. At a young age, Rashid has been working as an actor and later became a camera operator and editor for television. The first short film that he wrote, produced, directed and edited was Come Acqua in 2004 which was screened at the Marche' du Film of the Cannes Film Festival. Towards the end of 2004, he moved to London to study film.

Rashid wrote, produced, directed and edited Between Two Lands in 2005, a portrayal of four members of the second generation of Iraqi expatriates. The film was commissioned by the independent Iraqi channel Al-Fayhaa TV and screened in various festivals.

He has also participated in a workshop with Iranian director Babak Payami.

Filmography as director, producer and writer[edit]

  • Come Acqua (2004)
  • Between Two Lands (2005)
  • Haphazardly (2007)
  • Tangled Up in Blue (2009)
  • It's About to Rain (2013)


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