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Ali Kareem-2015 Film Grant Recipient-Narrative

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Film  Category: Narrative
Film: “Babylon, Texas”
Please  watch his
 trailer.

Ali Kareem is an Iraqi-American filmmaker from Babil, Iraq. After coming to the U.S. as a refugee, Ali studied Film & Television Production at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles. In Spring 2012, Ali wrote, directed, and produced a short film titled “Mehdi”, about a young Iraqi boy whose innocence is lost due to violence. The film is a tale of contemporary war told through the eyes of the children caught in it. “Mehdi” has been recently invited to the Sofia Film Festival in Bulgaria. In spring of 2013 he was selected as as one of only three students to direct an advanced project funded by the USC School of Cinematic Arts. As a result, Ali directed “Matchbox”, a short about a chance meeting between two strangers in a mid-western barn, and the effect their meeting has on the two characters.”Matchbox” premiered in May, 2013 and is currently being submitted to film festivals.

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