My Name is Mohamed
By: Yahya Allaak
(Iraq/UK/Jordon, 2010, 11 min)
Screens: Friday, November 11th, 1:00 pm
A nine-year-old Iraqi refugee living in Jordan, dreams of going to school like other children. Instead, he must clean shoes in order to support his widowed mother and younger sister.
Yahya Hassan Al-Allaq was born in Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Allaq has a degree in theatrical cinema from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Baghdad University. He served as assistant director to Mohammad Al-Darraji for the film Dreams. My Name Is Mohamed is his first short narrative film, co-directed by Sinan Najm Abdullah, Baan Shibab, Rania Okla, and Yacoub Haddad.