Marooned in Iraq (Songs of My Motherland) 2002

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Mirza who is a famous singer and music player, asks his sons Barat and Owde to help him in searching for a woman called Hanareh. He has found out that Hanareh is singing for Kurdish refugees at the Iran-Iraq border. These three people begin their journey and when they arrive at the camp of refugees, they can not find Hanareh but she has left a letter. Her mother-in-law tells them the letter is to Mola Ghader. They find Mola Ghader who is forced by a bully and violent man to marry him a girl while the girl's father disagree with the marriage. The violent man knows Mirza and his sons and takes them forcibly to play songs in his wedding. But the wedding ceremony is disturbed and a struggle comes up. Barat meets a woman and falls in love with her but the woman does not pay any attention to him. Mirza and his sons go to Mola Ghader who is buried in sand up to his neck by the violent man. Mola Ghader says he does not know anything about the letter. They continue their search but some bandits have disguised as gendarmes and rob them. In search of the bandits in Kurdistan of Iraq, Barat sees his motorcycle in a coffee shop but fails to return it. The coffee man gives them an address of Hanareh and they move on until they encounter a teacher who is teaching to his students on top of a mountain. He takes them to his camp. Owde who has seven wives and and thirteen children by himself, decides to adopt two children of the camp too. Mirza and Barat see a mass grave on their way. There, Barat finds a woman whom he has loved for her nice voice. The old man continues his way alone. At the women camp, Mirza is told that Hanareh has invited him because Seyed (Hanareh's husband) had said in his will that Mirza should bury his corpse. Mirza buries Seyed and then finds out that Hanareh has lost her voice due to a chemical bombardment. Among Hanareh's family, there is only her daughter Snooreh alive. Mirza takes her to Iran.

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Persian Title:

آوازهای سرزمین مادری‌ام

Persian Title in English:

Avazhaye Sarzamine Madariam

Director(s):

Bahman Ghobadi,

Genres:

Drama,

Related Date:

2002

Run Time:

1h37'

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