Winner of the 2022 British Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance.
Set in 2006 against the backdrop of intense sectarian war, Our River… Our Sky follows the stories of a small Baghdad community trying to find some semblance of normality and hope despite unpredictable violence, turmoil, and loss.
Sara is a single mother and a novelist. As her daughter Reema sleeps fitfully against the not-so-distant noise of mortars and gunfire, she’s unable to write. Surrounded by trauma and devastation, she scours the internet for news of the city’s death toll, trying to keep track of the attacks. When her closest friend and neighbour, Sabiha, a former actress and a Christian, is forced into exile, Sara begins to fight back and recover a sense of defiance. But as the random killing escalates and gets closer to home, she begins to look for a way out for herself and her daughter…
Length: 117 minutes
Language: Arabic with English subtitles.
Format: DCP & Blu-Ray
Accessibility: English subtitles
Date: 20th October 2023