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.
- Part I: BEFORE THE FALL:
- 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.
- Part II: AFTER THE BATTLE:
- 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.