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The Journey

Mohamed Al Daradji
Baghdad, 2006.

Sara enters Baghdad station with sinister intentions for its reopening ceremony. As she braces to commit an unthinkable act, her plans are drastically altered by an unwanted and awkward encounter with Salam, a self-assured and flirtatious salesman.

With Salam now hostage to Sara’s confused and deluded plan, he battles desperately to appeal to her humanity and sway her decision. In a moment of consideration and with her convictions crumbling before her, Sara is given the opportunity to witness the life and innocence she was so willing to destroy.

But is this a second chance or an admission of guilt?

As Sara stands on the cusp of committing an unthinkable act, an unforeseen and awkward encounter gives her the opportunity to witness the potential consequences of her destructive action. But is this a second chance or an admission of guilt?


Sara Zahraa Gandour
Salam Ameer Ali Jabarah
Mohamed Al-Daradji
Producers Isabelle Stead, Mohamed Al-Daradji,
Writers Mohamed Al-Daradji, Isabelle Stead
Co-Producer Hélène Cases
Associate Producer Andy Guy       
Cinematographer Duraid Al-Munajim
Composers Mike Kourtzer & Fabian Kourtzer
Sound Designer Oliver Laurent
Editors Herve de Luz, Pascale Chavance, Mohamed Al-Daradji
With the support of
Cinemas du monde – Centre National du Cinema et de l’image animee – ministeres des affaires etrangeres et du developpement international – institut francais
Doha film institute
Netherlands film fund
Development support from
Bfi national lottery