Salar Pashtoonyar, Canada, 2016, 9 min, in Arabic with English Subtitles


After escaping for his life and living in exile for years in Canada, Karim finally convinces his estranged son Mahmoud to visit him from Iraq. Upon Mahmoud’s arrival nothing goes as planned and things take a turn for the worse when ISIS attacks Iraq and Mahmoud can’t get a hold of his mother. Karim soon realizes that he has to tell Mahmoud the true reason of escaping and leaving his family behind.