Title: My Saraab
Logline: In a life shaped by war art transforms struggle into hope.
Producer & Director
In Arabic, the word Saraab means mirage, often used as a metaphor for survival in the midst of war. Political refugee Sabah Al-Dhaher returns home to Iraq: confronted with his past and the loss of hope, Sabah seeks solace through painting and carving in a world torn asunder by war.
Winner of best short film at the NW Film Forum, 2005
NW Film Forum Local Sighting,
Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2006, Missoula
Hills Shorts Festival, 2006, Los Angeles
Arab & Iranian Film Festival,
· Northwest FolkLife, 2006, Seattle
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