Abbas Fahdel was born in Babylon, Iraq, in 1959, and studied filmmaking in France. He returned to his home country in 2002 to make his first documentary, Back to Babylon, followed by We Iraqis in 2004. He directed his first fiction film, Dawn of the World, in 2008, before returning to the documentary form with Homeland (Iraq Year Zero, 2015), which won the Grand Prix in Nyon and the Doc Alliance Selection Award in Locarno. Yara is his second fiction feature film.
2015 Homeland (Iraq Year Zero)2008 L’Aube du monde2004 Nous les Irakiens2002 Retour à Babylone