If You Were Alive


A night in Helsinki through the eyes of an Iraqi refugee. A young man, Anwar, seeks for a solace on independence day night, but faces his own trauma. The main character, who cannot leave behind his experience of war, forms a connection to Finnish war experience in a symbolic place.


A short film.

Screenwiriter and Director Abdulrazzaq Al-jewari Producer Venla Hellstedt

Based on a short story by Azher Jirjeesi

Festivals

Pitched at:

European Short Pitch, 2020