The Journey / Mohamed Al Daradji

The Journey / Mohamed Al Daradji

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New York Première

Part poetic, thoughtful profile and part bite-your-nails thriller, The Journey focuses on Sara, who is on the cusp of committing an unthinkable act—to “purify” the busy Baghdad train station from American influence with a bomb—when she runs into a smooth-talking salesman.

We watch on the edge of our seats as the two interact with a diverse swath of humanity amid the hubbub. This compelling film, set in 2006, when nervous U.S. troops still occupy the city, “is surprisingly old-fashioned, in a good way: Reminiscent not just of Italian neorealism but classic plays by the likes of Saroyan and Wilder, in which small interactions between characters affirm the value of life with all its sorrows and bittersweet joys” (Variety).

The Journey premiered at the Toronto International Film festival in 2017.

Jacob Burns Film Center: Tuesday 9/25/2018 7:00 PM - 8:22 PM

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM): Sunday 9/30/2018 7:45 PM - 9:07 PM

Mohamed Al Daradji

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