This award-winning film tells the story of one woman’s journey through the atrocities of Iraq. Searching for her son Ahmed, who was conscripted to the army ten years earlier, she journeys from Kurdistan with her grandson.
He can speak Arabic, while she only speaks Kurdish. From the scorched countryside to the chaos of Baghdad, the old woman must sort through the horrors of the mass graves she finds everywhere in the vain hope of discovering her son.
A poignant yet beautifully illuminating film, Son of Babylon is a truthful portrait of post-Saddam Iraq.