Imad’s Childhood

Imad’s Childhood

After more than two years in captivity with ISIS, Yazidi Ghazala and her two small boys are released and return to Iraqi Kurdistan. Four-year-old Imad is explosively aggressive and his favorite pursuits are stoning rabbits and beheading dogs. With patience and respect, Zahavi Sanjavi has closely followed Imad and his traumatized family for several years. With the help of a teacher, Imad begins to take small steps to find his way back to a normal childhood.
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Direction: Zahavi Sanjavi
Script: Zahavi Sanjavi
Cinematography: Heshmatolla Narenji
Editing: Eva Hillström
Sound: Aleksanders Vaicahovskis, Neamatolla Narenji, Çekdar Erkıran
Music: Katharina Nuttall
Production: AVB production
Producers: Zahavi Sanjavi
Co-production: Fenixfilm
Co-producers: Matiss Kaza
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Sweden, Kurdistan, Latvia
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 78΄
Contact: Sara Rüster

Zahavi Sanjavi


2000 Sharabot (short)
2001 Game and Nothing More (short fiction)
2002 Night Flight (short)
2009 All My Mothers
2016 The Return
2019 Coexistence (short)
2021 Imad’s Childhood