We Iraqis

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We Iraqis
Directed byAbbas Fahdel
Produced byAgat Films & Cie
France 2
CinematographyAbbas Fahdel
Edited byStéphane Foucault
Sophie Imbert
Distributed byDoc & Co
Release date
Running time
52 minutes

We Iraqis (2004) is a documentary film written and directed by the Iraqi-French film director Abbas Fahdel.

The film shows daily life in Baghdad, just before and after the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The fears and hopes of a people that is emerging from the nightmare of a dictatorship only to fall into chaos.

  • French title: Nous les Irakiens
  • Arabic title: نحن العراقيون


Daily life in Baghdad, in a home like many others, that of the director's brother. The preparations waiting for the outbreak of war, the comments in front of the images on TV, stocking up on food, the difficulty of the children to go to school ... After the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, the director returned to Baghdad and meets the people. "I came to film death, but life got the upper hand".


  • Mention of the Jury, 15th African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival, Milan, Italy, 2005

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