Iraqi migrants often meet in a café in London until their peaceful coexistence is threatened by a radicalised youth. “Baghdad in my Shadow” is an ensemble film between the Arab and Western world and tells of atheism, equality and homosexuality, the three important taboo themes of Islam.

Feature Film | CH/D/UK | 104 min. | DCP
Co-production Dschoint Ventschr, COIN FILM, Ipso Facto Productions
World premiere Locarno IFF 2019
World sales Global Screen
Distribution D NFP marketing & distribution
Release D April 2020


Haytham Abdulrazaq
Zahraa Ghandour
Waseem Abbas
Shervin Alenabi
Awatif Salman
Kae Bahar
Ali Daeem
Farid Elouardi
Andrew Buchan
Maxim Mehmet
Meriem Abbas
Kerry Fox
Hazel O’Connor


Script & Directing Samir
Co-writer Furat al Jamil
Producer Joel Jent
Co-producer Herbert Schwering, Christine Kiauk, Christine Alderson
DoP Ngo The Chau
Editor Jann Anderegg
Sound Patrick Storck
Music Walter Mair
Gaffer Raphael Toel
Production Design Fabian Lüscher
Costume Design Ulrike Scharfschwerdt
Mask Madleina von Reding
Line Producer Peter Kreutz

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