FROM BAGHDAD TO THE BAY

Sunday April 29th 2018, 3:00 pm

Regal Cinemas South Beach
1120 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Runtime: 68 minutes

Language: English

Director: Erin Palmquist

Country: USA

Genre: Documentary, Gay, Historical, Political

EAST COAST PREMIERE

Ghazwan Alsharif had his dream job translating for the U.S. forces in Iraq. But his dream turned into a nightmare when accused of being a double agent. With his and his family’s life in jeopardy, Ghazwan fled Iraq and settled in San Francisco. Struggling and alone, Ghazwan reveals that he is gay. Facing these challenges, yet with a new sense of freedom, Ghazwan, with his effervescent personality, seeks to become a professional chef. Ghawan’s turbulent and ultimately joyous journey is nothing less than a testament to the human spirit.

IN ATTENDANCE: Director Erin Palmquist and Subject Ghazwan Alsharif

PRECEDED BY SHORT FILM:
Empire on Main Street

Directed By: Jessica Congdon
24 minutes, USA