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«Baghdad Messi» by Samir Omar Kalifa, Iran 2019
United Arab Emirates / Belgium 2012, Fic., 19 Min., OV/d
Director: Sahim Omar Kalifa
Iraq, 2009. Little Hamoudi (10) is totally obsessed with football. He and his friends are eagerly looking forward to the Champions League finale FC Barcelona-Manchester United. The long awaited clash between Messi and Ronaldo. But then Hamoudi’s television breaks down. In order to have it repaired in time for the broadcast, Hamoudi and his father have to bring it into the war-driven city center of Bagdad.