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From Baghdad to The Bay is a documentary that follows the journey of an Iraqi refugee and former translator for the US military. Wrongfully accused of being a double agent, tortured by the U.S. and ostracized from his family and country, Ghazwan Alsharif struggles to rebuild his life in the United States while coming out as an openly gay man.

Screenings

Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

GI Film Festival (Award Nominee)

San Diego here we come! From Baghdad to The Bay to screen at the GI Film Festival San Diego! Join us for an evening of inspiring film and conversation. Director Erin Palmquist and Ghazwan Alsharif will be in attendance with a special guest! 

We are excited to share that From Baghdad to The Bay is an official AWARD NOMINEE for the BEST FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILMMAKER AWARD at the GI Film Festival, San Diego!

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Nov
2
4:00 PM16:00

Ojai Film Festival Screening #1

Please join us for one of our two screenings at the Ojai Film Festival!

Director, Erin Palmquist will be in attendance for this screening.

The Ojai Film Festival provides audiences a diverse lineup of titles from around the world. Past entries have represented over 43 countries. Ojai’s growing importance on the festival circuit is reflected in the fact that legendary Hollywood producer Peter Guber told the audience at a recent Toronto International Film Festival that “Ojai is the next Telluride.”

Now in its 18th year, the festival continues its commitment to enriching the human spirit by seeking out important films that in some way uplift people, help audiences feel good about being members of the human race or encourage them to live meaningful lives inspired by the examples of others.

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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Ojai Film Festival Screening #2

Please join us for one of our two screenings at the Ojai Film Festival!

The Ojai Film Festival provides audiences a diverse lineup of titles from around the world. Past entries have represented over 43 countries. Ojai’s growing importance on the festival circuit is reflected in the fact that legendary Hollywood producer Peter Guber told the audience at a recent Toronto International Film Festival that “Ojai is the next Telluride.”

Now in its 18th year, the festival continues its commitment to enriching the human spirit by seeking out important films that in some way uplift people, help audiences feel good about being members of the human race or encourage them to live meaningful lives inspired by the examples of others.

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Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

United Nations Association Film Festival Press Conference

We are honored to have been selected to kick off the United Nations Association Film Festival's 21st year!

Director, Erin Palmquist and Executive Producer, Frances Reid will be in attendance. 

UNAFF 2018 will screen 60 documentaries for eleven days October 18-28 spotlighting current events from across the globe including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Mozambique, North Korea, Palestine, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Spain, Syria, UK, Uruguay and the US. The theme for this year's festival is 'Tomorrow?'

SPEAKER:
Jasmina Bojic
Founder and Executive Director, United Nations Association Film Festival

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