Son of Babylon selected for Sundance Film Festival

Acclaimed Iraqi feature sole Arab film in competition at Sundance.
Son of Babylon director Mohamed Al-Daradji.
Son of Babylon director Mohamed Al-Daradji.

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Mohamed Al-Daradji’s latest feature Son of Babylon has been confirmed as the only Arab film to be selected for competition at next year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The acclaimed personal study of the fallout of the US invasion of Iraq premiered at the Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi in October.

Son of Babylon will compete with entries from countries including Canada, the UK and Spain in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.

The film is co-produced by UK entity Human Film, Iraqi firm Al-Rafidain and PyraMovies, the film production unit of Abu Dhabi-based media company, Pyramedia. The film's worldwide sales agent is Roissy Film (FR) and its Arab world distributor is Sunnyland ART (Egypt).

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