Private Project

Life in Darkness

Laith, a 22 year old male wakes up on his birthday
in Mosul, Iraq, only to have problems with his
boyfriend, Mohanad a 27 year old male. Mohanad
believes that Laith is cheating on him with a
girl and a fight erupts as Mohanad storms out of
the apartment only to rush back as he sees ISIS
have taken over the city and raid the apartment
block.

  • Ali Raheem
    Director
  • Ali Raheem
    Writer
  • Mohanad Hayal
    Producer
  • Mohanad Hayal , Laith Kareem
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 5, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iraq
  • Country of Filming:
    Iraq
  • Language:
    Arabic
  • Shooting Format:
    DCP
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Ali Raheem
Distribution Information
  • Ali Raheem
    Country: Iraq
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Ali Raheem

Ali Raheem was born in 1988 in Baghdad, Iraq. After graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Cinema in 2010, Ali began working as a film editor at several local and Arab satellite TV channels, as well as continuing to work on film projects. Films he has worked on include; Wrong, Green Paradise and Lesson In Scenario. His last documentary was called "By Balanja." Ali now works for the benefit of the Iraqi Independent Film Centre. He is currently working on a short-film called "In Darkness", a film about a gay couple living in Mosul , and as producer Feature film Haifa Street

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