Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji, Atea Al-Daradji

Born in Baghdad, Mohamed Al-Daradji studied at the Media Academy in Hilversum, Netherlands, then at the Northern Film School in Leeds, UK, before directing his debut feature DREAMS.
He then directed SON OF BABYLON in 2009, which established his name in the international scene following successful screenings at the Berlinale and Sundance.
After that, Al-Daradji co-directed IN MY MOTHER'S ARMS with his brother Atea, with the film finding much success in the festival circuit, going to more than 50 festivals and receiving more than 10 international awards.
Atea Al-Daradji was also born in Baghdad and graduated from the Final Art Academy in Hilversum, the Netherlands. After Saddam Hussein’s regime was overturned in 2003, he returned to Iraq to produce AHLAAM with his brother Mohamed.
Their follow-up feature SON OF BABYLON premiered at the ADFF and won two awards at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2010. IN MY MOTHER’S ARMS marks Atea’s first time in the co-director’s chair.