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Haifa Street

Director: Mohanad Hayal
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Features the bloody events that took place in the famous street in Baghdad in 2006.
Tells the story of a lurking sniper targeting passersby in Haifa Street from the top of a building.
Touches upon violence and prisoners abuse in prisons.
The film won a post-production grant from the Doha Film Institute
Haifa Street  Poster
2018/ Iraq - Qatar79 min/ Drama, Romance, War
Original Title
Share’ Haifa
SYNOPSIS
Set in Baghdad in 2006, Haifa Street is one of the most dangerous places suffering from the civil war and violence that has plagued the city. When Ahmed is dropped off there by a taxi on his way to his beloved Suad’s house to ask for her hand in marriage, he gets shot by Salam, an anxious young sniper who is living his own personal hell on a rooftop above.
CAST
Asad Abdulmajeed
Ali Thamir
Yumna Marwan
Iman Abdulhassan
CREW
Screenwriter: Mohanad Hayal
Hala Alsalman
DOP: Salam Salman
Editors: Ali Raheem
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Production Company(ies)
Dream Production
Producer(s)
Ali Raheem
Hala Alsalman
film festivals
film festivals Venice International Film Festival, Italy
film festivals Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
film festivals Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), South Korea
film festivals Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Australia
film festivals Tribeca International Film Festival, USA
film festivals Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
film festivals Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
film festivals Al Ain Film Festival, UAE
film awards
film awards Laser Film Award and HAKKA Distribution Award at the Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
Best Film Award at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), South Korea
Lab Award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Australia
Market Award at the Tribeca International Film Festival, USA
Cinescape Award at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Best Arabic Film and Best Acting Performance at the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Quotes
“Mohanad Hayal digs deep into the nature of the sniper and tries to be an unbiased observer, recording events, while staying away from being subjective.” Faisal Shebani - Awras (Arabic)