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9 March 2022 - 9 March 2022
5:00PM - 7:00PM
A film screening, introduced by Ja‘far ‘Abd Al-Hamid. Organised by the Centre for Modern Conflicts and Cultures.
A few weeks before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, an Iraqi underground blogger, Youssef, risks his life by travelling from Baghdad to London to campaign against UN sanctions on his country. In London, Youssef takes refuge at Mesocafé, a little Baghdad in West London, where he meets members of the Iraqi community who share with him their stories and dreams. It is here that he also meets the young, beautiful Bisan.
Writer and director
Ja‘far ‘Abd Al-Hamid is an Iraqi British filmmaker. He completed his secondary school and university education in the UK, including a PhD from the University of London on film adaptations. His debut feature film, Mesocafé, screened in competition at Raindance (London) and the Gulf (Dubai) film festivals. He has since produced a number of short films, documentaries and a second feature film.