FROM BAGHDAD TO THE BAY
(68 min) Iraq/US
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Director: Erin Palmquist
Producers: Erin Palmquist, Frances Reid, Jack Walsh

Description:
From Baghdad to The Bay follows the epic journey of Ghazwan Alsharif, an Iraqi refugee and former translator for the U.S. military. Wrongfully accused of being a double agent, tortured by the U.S. military and ostracized from family and country, we follow Ghazwan as he struggles to rebuild his life in the San Francisco Bay Area while coming out as an openly gay activist.

Biography:
Erin Palmquist has worked for Lucasfilm, Actual Films/National Geographic Explorer and PBS. She was the producer, editor, and director of photography for BDSM: It’s Not What You Think! And the director of photography for Out on the Dance Floor. She is currently director of photography on 5 Blocks, chronicling the revitalization of the Central Market Street neighborhood in San Francisco, and is serving as producer and director of photography for the series Oakland Originals.

Frances Reid has been producing, directing, and shooting documentary films for over 30 years. Her film with Deborah Hoffmann, Long Night’s Journey Into Day: South Africa's search for Truth & Reconciliation won the Grand Jury Award for best Documentary at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy Award. Frances produced and directed Skin Deep, a film exploring race relations on college campuses. Frances received an Academy Award nomination for Straight From The Heart. Additional credits include In the Best Interests of the Children, The Faces of AIDS, The Times of Harvey Milk and Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter.

Jack Walsh is an Emmy Award-winning producer of the documentaries And Then One Night: The Making of Dead Man Walking and Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria. Among his other producer credits are Hope along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay and Girl Trouble. Jack is the recipient of three Golden Gate Awards. He received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, ITVS, Pacific Pioneer Fund and The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Contact Information:
e: erin@erinpalmquist.com
w: http://www.frombaghdadtothebay.com/


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