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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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Copyright and Use Agreement for From Baghdad to The Bay.

A tiered pricing option is offered according to the general usage for each type of organization. These prices are based on industry standards used by most independent film producers. We independent filmmakers rely on public support to keep producing documentary films and making them available to the public.

By purchasing this film, you agree to all the Copyright and Use Agreement terms as stated below.

DVD Orders

We accept payment via PayPal/credit card or check. For international orders we require PayPal/credit card. California customers are subject to state sales tax. Please note that most tax exempt organizations are still subject to sales tax in California. Expect delivery of DVDs within 2 weeks in the U.S., and within 3 weeks in other countries.

To submit purchase orders for qualifying institutions, please contact us. Our Federal ID #: 45-5211778. Terms are net 30 days from ship date.

All educational sales are for non-commercial, non-broadcast use. For inquiries about public screening rights or telecasts, please contact us. DVDs are leased for the life of the DVD. Once purchased, DVDs are licensed for direct projection only by the acquiring institution. All films and DVDs are protected by United States copyright law. Duplication, reproduction, alteration, subleasing, television (broadcast, cable or close circuit), public screening, or commercial use (i.e., charging admission) is strictly prohibited without written consent from Erin Palmquist.

3 Year Site/Local Streaming Licenses

A site/local streaming license grants a purchasing institution (the Licensee) the rights to encode digital streaming files in any file format from any DVD or digital file already purchased from Erin Palmquist (or purchased at the same time as the license). Note that the digital file only does not include CC or subtitles. For these, the DVD must be purchased or the files can be provided separately if your institution has the ability to incorporate them in your streaming platform.

For a period of 3 years from the purchase date, licensees may deliver the contents of these files via password-protected digital streaming only to registered students, accredited researchers, faculty and staff of that institution. Files may be used for in-class instruction, inclusion in course management software, library research, extracurricular activities, public performances (provided admission is not charged) and any other activity directly administered by the licensing campus. Content of the files (the video program) may not be altered or edited in any way. The licensing institution must guarantee a password-protected environment without the ability of a user to download the program.

Licensees may not telecast, cablecast or deliver from any website open to the public any content licensed under this agreement nor may they lend, rent or donate any of the licensed content to another organization or campus for use in activities. Films licensed for institutional use may only be shared within any single, geographically unified campus. Sharing of streamed Erin Palmquist content between two or more campuses, or with other institutions, or with individuals, classes or groups who are not specifically affiliated through employment or enrollment with the licensee is not permitted without the express authorization of Erin Palmquist.

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A film purchased under this category may be circulated and screened at higher education institutions, including public and private colleges, universities, community colleges, graduate schools, advanced degree programs, medical education institutions, events hosted by government agencies, and commercial businesses. Use of the film must be in-house for educational purposes only, not open to public and free of charge.

Secondary Education | Non-Profit | Community Groups

A film purchased under this category may be circulated and screened publicly in high schools, community organizations (such as church groups and civic organization) and other non-profits. Purchase effectively means lease for the life of the videodisc. Use of the film must be in-house for educational purposes only, not open to public and free of charge.

Single Use Public Performance Rental

Anyone or any groups/organization can host a screening event once with this purchase. The hosts can charge admission or collect donations. The event can be outside the premise of the hosting organizations. We can also supply a high quality digital version by request. The DVD disc or digital file must be returned to our address after the event, or can be purchased with the additional price of a DVD without PPR.

Public Performance Rights

PPR are not required for:

  • Home viewing

  • Screening media in the context of face-to-face teaching in the service of regular curricula

PPR are required for:

  • All screenings to audiences outside of regular curriculum. Examples:

    • Student club events

    • Extracurricular sponsored events such as general lectures

    • Film series

    • Online teaching environments