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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.


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GI Film Festival (Award Nominee)

  • Museum of Photographic Arts 1649 El Prado San Diego, CA, 92101 United States (map)

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!