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It's a story about sacrifices, the social order of society, and the power of a simple gift. Santa Claus in Baghdad is a story about giving set in modern-day Iraq. Amal is a sixteen-year old girl who has fallen a year behind in school due to illness. When she learns that her favorite teacher is leaving, she recruits her classmates to decide on a going-away present for him. Meanwhile, her little brother, Bilal, thinks that their uncle, who will be visiting soon from the United States, is actually Santa Claus. He would like nothing more that to receive a toy car from this visitor from far away. When Bilal's anticipation ...

  • DirectorRaouf Zaki
  • Runtime: 38 min
  • StudioGaiam TV
  • QualityHD
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In 'Fireflies,' exploration of racial profiling following war - The Boston Globe


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In 'Fireflies,' exploration of racial profiling following war
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“Fireflies” will have its world premiere on April 15 at 4 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre as part of a program of shorts at the Boston International Film Festival, which runs April 13-17. Besides the Paramount, festival screenings take place at AMC Loews ...

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Suicide car bombing kills at least 23 in Baghdad, Iraqi officials say - Toronto Star


Toronto Star

Suicide car bombing kills at least 23 in Baghdad, Iraqi officials say
Toronto Star
An rocket fired by Federal Police Rapid Response Forces explodes near the old city during fighting against Daesh in Mosul, Iraq on Monday. Iraqi officials say a bombing in Baghdad has killed at least 23 people. No one claimed responsibility for the ...

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Daesh kills 8 Iraqi militia near Tikrit day after killing 59 in Baghdad car bomb attack - Toronto Star


Toronto Star

Daesh kills 8 Iraqi militia near Tikrit day after killing 59 in Baghdad car bomb attack
Toronto Star
BAGHDAD—Daesh militants attacked a battalion of state-sponsored militia southeast of Tikrit, Iraq on Friday, killing at least eight militia members, an intelligence official said. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted by ...

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Revealed: Britain's favourite Christmas film (and you might be surprised by the result, actually) - Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Revealed: Britain's favourite Christmas film (and you might be surprised by the result, actually)
Telegraph.co.uk
Christmas films are a funny thing. We watch them every year, yet our excitement never falters when they come on the telly. We all have our favourites, but there are some, you might think, that are simply more adored than others. Few people in the world ...

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Santa Claus 'cried all the way home' after terminally-ill boy (5) dies in his arms - Irish Independent


Irish Independent

Santa Claus 'cried all the way home' after terminally-ill boy (5) dies in his arms
Irish Independent
When the boy questioned about where he was going to go when he passed away, Eric replied; "“When you get there, you tell 'em you're Santa's Number One elf, and I know they'll let you in." He continued; "I wrapped my arms around him. Before I could say ...
Santa Claus defends story about fulfilling terminally ill boy's last wishTelegraph.co.uk
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What Christmas looks like in Baghdad this year - Washington Post


Washington Post

What Christmas looks like in Baghdad this year
Washington Post
Fireworks have been set off over the Tigris in Baghdad every night this week in celebration, and refugees at local camps have been receiving visits from Santa Claus, Reuters reports. A Christmas tree, said to be the biggest in the Middle East, has been ...

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