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GI Film Festival San Diego 2018

International Experience

  1. From Baghdad to The Bay

    Erin Palmquist / International Experience, Women Filmmaker, Post 9/11, LGBTQ+, Iraq War, New Mission / USA / 2018 / documentary / 68 mins
    From Baghdad to The Bay follows the epic journey of Ghazwan Alsharif, an Iraqi refugee and former translator for the U.S. military. Wrongfully accused of being a double agent, tortured by the U.S. military, and ostracized from family and country, we follow Ghazwan as he struggles to rebuild his life in the United States while coming out as an openly gay activist.

    Preceded by: Coming Out to Grandma

    From Baghdad to the Bay

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    September 28, 2018 6:00 pm

  2. When the Smoke Clears: A Story of Brotherhood, Resilience and Hope

    Rebecca Shore / International Experience, Healing, Women Filmmaker, Post 9/11 / Israel / 2017 / documentary / 70 mins
    Young Israeli soldiers forge a new identity and rebuild their lives after sustaining serious injury during service. Through reaching out to those in need, they discover renewed meaning and healing in giving to others.
    When the Smoke Clears

    UltraStar Cinemas at Hazard Center
    September 30, 2018 6:00 pm