Iraqui Odyssey / Irakische Odyssee / Odisseia Iraquiana / Odisea Iraquí

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4-5 million Iraqis have been displaced from their home country. Beginning with overthrow of the Iraqi King, Faisal II in 1958, the ensuing struggle between the Iraqi communists and fascists that led to the emergence of the Baath party, and the rise of Saddam Hussein, who became sole dictator in 1979.

He launched the Iran-Iraq war in 1980 that cost 1 million dead over 8 years, and then invaded Kuwait, which provoked the First Gulf War in 1991, and was followed by the full-scale US invasion in 2003.

Religious diversity and acceptance, and references to family members marrying people from different religions is a theme throughout the film.

Samir’s Shiite grandfather marries a Christian and asks her if she wants to be Muslim or Christian. Another relative has a Sunni mother and Shiite father. Samir’s aunt marries a Kurd.

At the end of the film, Samir’s family openly discusses this and says they have managed to integrate Sunnis, Shiites, Kurds, and Christians – and wonder whether the country of Iraq as a whole can do the same.

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