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Balloons over Babylon ONLINE
September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join the Museum, Silk Road Rising, MIRA and the Swedish Consulate in this special event.
You can either choose to watch the film “Balloons over Babylon” in your own time and then join us for a discussion with director Folke Rydén or do the whole event together. If you choose to watch the film on your own make sure you log in to the Zoom meeting for the discussion at 2.15 p.m.
You will need to register for this free event in order to receive a link. To register for the event please click here.
Balloons over Babylon
– Everyone told him it was impossible
The incredible story of one man’s quest to fight terrorism and promote peace & love by flying hot air balloons over his war-torn country.
Murtada Al-Hachami loves his country. But he hates the world’s perception of it as a land of war and destruction. After 18 years of forced exile he returns to his native Iraq. He is obsessed with the vision to attract investors and tourist by showcasing a beautiful and welcoming paradise. How? By having the world best hot air balloon pilots peacefully flying their gigantic inflated vessels over Babylon and ancient Mesopotamia, the birthplace of human arts and culture. But at the same time a new terrorist organization is beleaguering the war torn country and far from everyone share his dream. As Murtada puts it: “One day you will find me shot for what I’m doing.”
Click here for the official trailer.