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    Weʼve raised £1,585 to help make a feature film about life, love and loss in Iraq under Saddam Hussein's regime.

    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 30th July 2017

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    Story

    “YOU CAN LET THE PAST REST BUT THE PAST WON’T LET YOU REST”

    My name is Zainab Al-Hariri, I’m an Iraqi filmmaker who lives in the UK, and the producer of “The House of Silence" project.

    "The House of Silence" is a fiction based on a true story, occurring in the late seventies, the film tells the story of a young Iraqi girl who, after losing her father, experiences loss, longing and pain. She seeks answers to the same questions; “Why did my father go and never return? How could he suddenly disappear from my life?” Vague excuses are all she has to keep alive the hope of again meeting that father. A father who refused injustice and tyranny, leaving behind his loved ones, believing he should work for the salvation of his oppressed people.

    That man was my father, Dr Ghazi Al-Hariri, who stood up against Saddam’s dictatorship and his brutal regime of repression. He was arrested and executed at the hands of Saddam’s henchmen on 19th March 1980,when I, his daughter Zainab, was six years old.

    This film tells the story of every child who suddenly lost a parent without farewell or explanation. It tells the story of children, widows, parents and siblings who suffered greatly for news of their loved ones in detention, learning nothing of their fate after all. So that we neither forget and so those martyred souls are not lost with the wind.

    As you may know, a project such as this requires much practical and financial input. I am therefore appealing to the conscience of all those who lived through that dark era or suffered at the hands of tyrants, and to all who wish to keep alive the stories of the oppressed, for their generous financial help in completing this humanitarian project.

    With my sincere gratitude and thanks for your interest and support, I ask God to grant you the best of His rewards.

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    • Zainab  Al-hariri2 years ago
      Zainab  Al-hariri

      Zainab Al-hariri

      2 years ago

      Thank you for Dar Ahlul Bayt Cultural Centre in Leeds for donating £11,000 towards the cost of making "The House of Silence"

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    • Zainab  Al-hariri2 years ago
      Zainab  Al-hariri

      Zainab Al-hariri

      2 years ago

      Logline: In late 70’s Baghdad, a young girl boarders on reality and fantasy, desperately seeking answers following the disappearance of her father at the hands of Saddam Hussein’s regime.

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    • Zainab  Al-hariri2 years ago
      Zainab  Al-hariri

      Zainab Al-hariri

      2 years ago

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    3 years ago

    Zainab Al-hariri started crowdfunding

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    Page last updated on: 7/3/2017 18.29

    Supporters

    19

    • Mudher Al-khairalla

      Mudher Al-khairalla

      Jun 24, 2017

      موفقين زينب. مضر

    • No name

      No name

      Jun 23, 2017

      I hope ill live long enough to see the fruits of your labour. X

      £100.00

    • Alla Hassan

      Alla Hassan

      Jun 22, 2017

      All the best my dearest friend

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 24, 2017

      Good Luck with the film!!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 15, 2017

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 15, 2017

      £150.00

    • Emad Al-rikabi

      Emad Al-rikabi

      May 8, 2017

      All the best with the film.

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    Leeds, United Kingdom

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