Category: Edition 2014


A young boy gambles his prized possessions - a series of football posters -  on the girl’s team winning a battle-of-the-sexes football match in an attempt to gain the affections of his crush, their goalkeeper.

Original Title Children of God
Category Official Competition
Section Elements +10
Tipology Short Film
Duration 9' 48’’
Production Year 2013
Nationality Iraq, Netherlands
Directed by Ahmed Yassin
Screenplay Ahmed Al-Daradji
Director of photography Najwan Ali
Editor Zainab Al-Hariri, Medoo Ali, Ahmed Yassin
Sound Medoo Ali
Main cast Amir Hadi (Mohammed)
Hawara Alkhuza (Mariam)
Produced by Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji

Ahmed YassinAhmed Yassin

Ahmed was born in 1986 in Baghdad, Iraq. He was involved as a sound recordist on the feature film 'Ahlaam', made after the American invasion of Iraq in 2003. After graduating with a Bachelors degree in Audio & visual from the University of Baghdad, he went on to work as a director of photography, writer & director for satellite stations and company’s based in Baghdad. ​Ahmed was involved as a script writer, editor & sound recordist in a workshop which was held in Jordan. He co-wrote the short film MY NAME IS MOHAMMED. He then worked as production assistant & sound recordist in a second feature film 'Son of Babylon'.​ ​He moved to London to study a Masters in filmmaking at the London Film School. Whilst in London, he shot his third short film BETWEEN THE TWO BANKS. Recently, he worked as part of the Iraqi 35mm short film workshop, writing and directing the short film CHILDREN OF GOD. He currently works as a documentary filmmaker for various satellite stations in London​.


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