Andrew Gersh

Documentary Editor for the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond



Ghazwan Alsharif sacrificed everything by working as a translator for U.S. forces during the Iraq War, only to be wrongfully accused of being a double agent and tortured by the U.S. military. Ostracized from family and country, Ghazwan was forced to flee war-torn Iraq. From Baghdad to The Bay follows eight years of Ghazwan’s life in the Bay Area as he struggles to rebuild his life while coming out as a gay man.

Winner of the Jury Award for Best Feature Documentary after its world premiere at CINEQUEST 2018. Directed by Erin Palmquist. Read more here.

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