Avant-premiere screening of the film, “Baghdad Station”, by Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji (Iraq)

Film release on 20 February 2019 (Distribution company: Contre-courants)

In the context of activities concerning post-conflict situations and the implementation of “the Strategy for Reinforcing UNESCO’s Action for the Protection of Culture and the Promotion of Cultural Pluralism in the Event of Armed Conflict”, UNESCO, in partnership with the Permanent Delegation of Iraq to UNESCO, is organizing an avant-premiere screening of the film "Baghdad Station". It will be shown at UNESCO HQs in room II.

“Baghdad Station” (Iraq)
Film by Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji

Human film and Iraqi Independent Film Centre presentSynopsis:
Baghdad 2006. Sara goes to Baghdad Central Station with the intention of committing a suicide bombing. A fatal project that will be compromised by her chance encounter with Salam, a charming salesman, talkative and confident. As he becomes hostage to Sara's confused plan, Salam tries, by all means, to break down her determination. He appeals to her humanity to save his life of course, but also the lives of passers-by, unaware of the danger that lies before them.
in coproduction with Lionceau Films


Type of Event Film projection
Start 12.02.2019 18:30 local time
End 12.02.2019 21:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Mayer-robitaille, Laurence
Contact Laurence Mayer-robitaille, l.mayer-robitaille@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Room Room II
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event French
Estimated number of participants 300
Official Website
Link 1 Home page of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
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