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From Mosul A Freedom Story (Polyrhythmic)

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A Freedom Story (Polyrhythmic) documentary film
Hello, my name is Ameen Mokdad and my fundraiser for my first long documentary film was filmed during ISIS occupation started in 2016 in the city of Mosul northern Iraq , between Iraq/ Mosul, Baghdad, Erbil, documenting my life as an Iraqi musician and composer try to survive my music then my life when the punishment for doing music was worse than death.

90% of the funds will be to cover the post production, marketing for the film
5% of the funds will be to support Cuatro
5% of the funds will be to support Ekklesia Contemporary

The film starts when I picked up my phone and start filming my life during ISIS times in the city of Mosul, northern Iraq 2016.

On 15th of July 2016
I lost my freedom. or maybe I didn't?!
Freedom is a polyrhythmic story, sound and silent.
This film saved my life from being under dark thoughts and ideas, ending my life was on top, logically that was the best choice and the healthier, even it seems sick already!!

I felt so responsible to save this film and finish it since the day when I lost my freedom, or maybe gained it. Its not only my story, its the story of a big city with many hidden dreams and hopes, many faded souls. And I have been chosen to tell that story. The unspoken words.

The journey of this film started on 15th of July 2016 in Mosul/Iraq

by donating to finish this film you will decide when this film go farther in that journey to start the next step and be visible to you and others
then all the pain will has a worthy meaning....

Ameen Mokdad

Who is Ameen?

Who is Ameen?

Ameen Mokdad born in Baghdad/Iraq 1st of May 1989

Graduated from the university of Mosul in 2013 agriculture and forestry college, lived in the city of Mosul in the north of Iraq since 2003 till after Isis occupation, start learning and making music since 2009, composing music for films and theater plays since 2014, acting and directing experiment theater plays since 2017, worked as music teacher and conductor since 2018, The founder of Light orchestra in the city of Mosul 2019.

working as composer, actor and performing musician in several films and theater plays, Haiku (short film/2020) directed by the Iraqi director Mounir Salah the film was nominated to 8 film awards

one of the awards was for the best sound track in Golden Bridge Istanbul Short Film Festival 2021. "Taqasim Ala Alhayat" a play by the Iraqi Director Jawad Al Asady based on the novel "Ward No. 6" by Anton Chekhov with presentations in

11/2021 2. Baghdad International Theater Festival Baghdad, Iraq(best director, main actor and promising actor awards)

01/2019 11. Arab Theater Festival in Cairo, Egypt (best Scenography award)

12/2018 54. International Festival of Carthage, Tunisia

05/2018 Muntada Theater, Baghdad, Iraq

street performer as musician, dancer since 2017 in the cities of Iraq in a personal cultural project, member of TARKIB Baghdad Contemporary Arts Institute since 2017.



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Ameen Mokdad
Winsted, CT

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