In an uplifting show of support for London-based Iraqi filmmaker Maysoon Pachachi, actors of varying cultural backgrounds and ethnicities joined forces on 24 May 2018 for a staged reading of selected scenes from the film.
Presented at the Royal Court Theatre as part of a fundraiser for Pachachi’s forthcoming film “Another Day in Baghdad”, the ninety-minute presentation kicked-off with the screening of documentary footage from the film’s recent Middle East test shoot and concluded with an informative Q & A offering insightful comments from the director about the state of the film industry in Iraq and the need for creating more opportunities for young Iraqis aspiring to act and make films there (a main goal of the fundraiser).
Narrated by Ruth Lass, the wonderful cast included established actors such as Ben Whishaw (Perfume, Brideshead Revisited) as well as up-and-coming talents like Elizabeth Wells (currently the young lead in the West End production of Matilda The Musical). Iraqi actors cast in the film - Zaydun Khalaf and Amed Hasimi - also performed.
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May 24 images courtesy of Lily Bertrand Webb.