Monday, January 17, 2022


Iraqi film enters the Academy Awards

 Iraqi film enters the Academy Awards

Europa director Haider Rashid.

Baghdad ( – Europa, a 2021 drama film directed by the Iraqi, Haider Rashid wins recognition and Best Director award at Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival.

Europa took part in the Cannes 2021 Festival and was selected as the Iraqi Entry for “Best International Feature Film” at the 94th Academy Awards.

This refugee thriller recounts a story of a young Iraqi man, Kamal, fleeing Iraq and trying to enter Europe through Turkish and Bulgarian borders. The film has secured Italian and U.K. distribution, as well as Central and Eastern European broadcast (HBO).