After the Downfall

  • Après la chute
Genre : Experimental
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2009
Format : Feature
Running time : 63 (in minutes)

Baghdad, April 2003. Saddam Hussein's regime has been toppled, bringing joy and relief to Iraqi-Kurdish exiles everywhere.

As the era of Saddam ends in Iraq, far away in Germany, Azad, a Kurdish exile is glued to the TV screen. He has invited over his exiled Iraqi friends to celebrate the event. They have brought plenty of wine and food. As the guests dance, sing and rejoice together, a continuous stream of images is shown on television - and the initial joy becomes fused with ongoing tensions and betrayals. A documentary-style character drama from the award-winning Hiner Saleem.

France/2009/German, Kurdish dialogue with English subtitles/Colour/DigiBeta/63 mins
Directed by: Hiner Saleem

Interests: Drama, Experimental, Fantasy
Contains: Adult Themes and References - Sexuality - Violence (18+)

2009 | DIFF, Dubai
* Arabian Nights
* Middle East Premiere


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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