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Sahim Omar Kalifa - 2023

Baghdad Messi (Screening Antwerp)

Director: Sahim Omar Kalifa Year: 2023 Duration: 88 minutes Spoken language: Arabic Subtitles: Dutch (+Audiodescription) Partner: Thomas More Hogeschool

On May 7th the Leuven DisABILITY Filmfestival organizes for the first time a screening at the campus national of the Thomas More Hogeschool in Antwerp.

After the screening the audience will have the chance to talk about the movie with Anke Van Genechten and Pieter Verstraete of the DisABILITY Filfmestival.

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


07 May 2024 - 19:30 Thomas More Hogeschool Campus National, Kronenburgstraat 62, 2000 Antwerpen Calculate route Reserve place

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