Director: Aida Schlaepfer Producers: Minority Rights Group International & da Production Film Length: 24.45 minutes Language of film: Arabic, translated in to English The film

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Those who have suffered poverty, hunger, and inflationary, along with injustice, oppression and persecution… were people who feared starvation, or being shot to death just

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Gangs of Baghdad

Gangs of Baghdad a 52-minute documentary – subtitled in english “Gangs of Baghdad” showcases the experiences of people who fell victim to criminal and terrorist

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Marionette35 mm  My movie is telling the story of a woman, who got into an irrational state of mind, because of her love affair. It

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  • NouN (2015) (Documentaire)
  • To be we also want to be (2013), (Documentaire)
  • My Name Is Egyptian Citizens HD Egypt Doc (2011), (Documentaire)
  • Homeland (2010), (Documentaire)
  • Gangs of Baghdad (2007), (Documentaire)
  • Educational film created in (2006) for the German School
  • Marionette (2005)35mm, (Fiktion/Fiction)
  • East and West Dancing (2003); (Video art)
  • Silent Screaming inside a Woman (2002), (Video art)
  • Shadow Black and White (2001), (Video art)

Festival International

Director Biography

Director Aida Schlaepfer was born in Baghdad to a Lebanese mother and an Iraqi father, and spent her childhood living between her parents’ homelands. At age 20, she moved to Europe, where she studied German for several years before eventually settling in Switzerland. Always interested in film and the arts despite having been graduate as an accountant and business management, Aida earned a degree in Art and Media Design at F+F Schule für Kunst und Mediendesign in Zurich. In 2003, she relocated to Egypt to attend the High Cinema Institute at the prestigious Academy of Arts in Cairo, earning a post-graduate diploma in Film Directing.

Aida has several films and advertising to her credit, including Shadow Black and White (2001) Video, Silent Screening inside a Woman (2002) Video, East and West Dancing (2003) Video, Marionette (2005) 35mm, educational film created in 2006 for the German School in Cairo, Gangs of Baghdad (2007)HD Doc., Homeland (2010)DVC Doc., “Ana Esmy Mwaten Masry” my name is Egyption Citizens HD Egypt Doc (2011), To be we also want to be HD Swiss Doc. (2013), “Noun” Iraq Doc.(2015).