Arab Film Series Online: JADDOLAND + Talkback

Films available 12 a.m. ET Thursday, April 27 to 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday, April 30
Arab Film Series Online: JADDOLAND + Talkback

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A visit to her mother’s home art studio in Texas prompts the filmmaker to explore the meaning of home and the search for belonging across three generations of her Iraqi family.

In celebration of Arab American Heritage Month, the Arab Film Series Online presents: JADDOLAND. This documentary explores the meaning of home and the search for belonging across generations. When the filmmaker returns to her hometown in the Texas panhandle to visit her mother, an artist from Iraq, she turns her lens on her mother’s increasingly isolated life, as well as the beauty and solace that emerge through her creative process. Soon, the filmmaker’s charismatic grandfather arrives, still longing for the homeland he recently left. While the shadow of geopolitical and historical forces looms on the periphery, the filmmaker searches for unexpected moments of meaning in the everyday, subtly weaving threads between past and present, her mother’s work and her own. In doing so, she draws an artful and deeply intimate portrait of one family reimagining its relationships to the places they call home.

90 Minutes / 2018 / USA / Documentary / Arabic, English, Iraqi Turkmen

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  • April 27, 2023 - April 30, 2023
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