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Sahim Omar Kalifa - 2023

Baghdad Messi (19u30)

Director: Sahim Omar Kalifa Year: 2023 Duration: 88 min Spoken language: Arabic Subtitles: Dutch (+ audiodescription) Partner: G-sport Vlaanderen

The director of the film Sahim Omar Kalifa will attend this screening. A short discussion will be held after the film.

At the end of the performance, all attendees will be treated to an end-of-film festival reception!

Hamoudi, a 10-year-old boy from Iraq, has an immense passion for football, idolizing football stars like Messi. His aspiration is grand: to one day shine in the Champions League matches. Despite facing physical challenges due to a leg prosthesis, Hamoudi engages in matches with his friends. He continues to pursue his dream with determination.

The title "Baghdad Messi" playfully nods to Lionel Messi, the acclaimed footballer. The film delves into themes of perseverance, hope and the potentiality of dreams amidst the challenging life circumstances in Iraq.

Entry 6 euros, reservation required


20 April 2024 - 19:30 Leuven Public Library (Bibliotheek Tweebronnen) Rijschoolstraat 4, 3000 Leuvem Calculate route Reserve place

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