Andrew Gersh

Documentary Editor for the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond

“FROM BAGHDAD TO THE BAY” WINS JURY AWARD AT WORLD PREMIERE

Erin Palmquist’s debut feature documentary, From Baghdad to the Bay, had its world premiere at CINEQUEST 2018, where it was honored with the Jury Award for Best Feature Documentary.

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.

The film is just starting its festival run; check the official website for more information and a list of upcoming festival screenings.

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