Sing for Me
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"Sing For Me" is a contemplation of the notion of belonging, connecting with heritage in the form of an inherited nostalgia, while investigating the viewpoint of fractured diasporic identities and ethnic solidarity, and meditating on a fading ancient practice that sends its roots back to the depth of Babylonian history. A personal reflexive lens that departs from loss and follows a river to meet Baghdad, the film travels through shared family memory, a collage of stories and old footage that provide a glimpse of Iraq’s modern history and its defeated dreams of a modern and just society, broken by decades of severe dictatorship that have led to a culture of violence, ongoing genocides and religious extremism. The journey is guided by a familiar voice from the past, found on an old audiotape in an abandoned box, to a new exposition of ‘home’.