"Iraqi Odyssey," Switzerland’s official submission for this year’s Academy Awards, is a sprawling historical documentary from writer-director Samir that tells the story of a globalized middle-class Iraqi family who are scattered all over the world, presenting a moving homage to the frustrated democratic dreams of a people successively plagued by dictatorship, war and foreign occupation.
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In the exclusive clip from the documentary epic, Samir explores the impact of the cinema and the struggles of Iraqi displacement.
"Iraqi Odyssey" will premiere in theaters November 27.
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