In impoverished Baghdad under Saddam's dictatorship, 16-year-old Amal hopes to regain her social status at school by volunteering to find a book as a class gift for the departing literature... See full summary »

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Tamara Dhia ...
Amal
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Amal's Mother
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Amal's Father
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Hala (as May El Calamawy)
John Rahal Sarrouf ...
Mr. Kareem
Mariam Habib ...
Student 1
Alexandra Nader ...
Student 2
Ameena Sais ...
Rafeeka
Sara Hassan ...
Deena
Dody Eid ...
Bilal
David Zaki ...
Sami
Marie-Thérèse Abou-Daoud ...
Bilal's Teacher
Manny Piatos ...
Uncle Omar
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Fareeda
Nikhail Asnani ...
Fareeda's Son
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In impoverished Baghdad under Saddam's dictatorship, 16-year-old Amal hopes to regain her social status at school by volunteering to find a book as a class gift for the departing literature teacher. Meanwhile, her emotionally fragile little brother becomes obsessed with the notion that a visiting uncle from America--whom he confuses with Santa Claus--will bring him toys. Ashamed never to have been able to give his son a toy, the child's father sells some more prized family possessions and buys a model car for him. Written by Anonymous

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Short | Drama | Family

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