Homeland – Iraq Year Zero (2015): Part 01 – Before the Fall


Homeland: Iraq Year Zero is a 2015 documentary film written and directed by the Iraqi-French film director Abbas Fahdel.


Chronicles of everyday life in Iraq before and after the U.S. invasion.

    • Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes.
    • For several months, the director filmed a group of Iraqis, mostly members of his family, in their expectation of the war.
    • This first part of the film ends with the start of US strikes on Baghdad.
    • Duration: 2 hours 54 minutes.
    • Americans invades Iraq and the film shows the consequences of this invasion on the daily life of the characters.
    • The film ends with the violent death of one of the main characters: the nephew of the filmmaker, twelve years old boy Haidar.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director: Abbas Fahdel.
  • Cinematography: Abba Fahdel.
  • Editor: Abbas Fahdel.
  • Release Date: 23 April 2015 (Visions du reel).
  • Running Time: 334 minutes.
  • Country: Iraq.
  • Language: Arabic.

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