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Abu Ammar is Coming

Naeem Mohaiemen
Abu Ammar Is Coming
Bangladesh, Lebanon, United Kingdom 2016 / 6’

The point of departure for this film is a photograph taken in Beirut in the early 1980s of five armed men against the background of a burned-out building. They were most likely fighting in Lebanon’s civil war at the time. Naeem Mohaiemen, a historian by training, once again takes on a subject that deals with the past.

Patryk Tomiczek

Naeem Mohaiemen

Born in 1969 in Bangladesh. A historian who uses photography and film in his research. Graduated from Oberlin College in 1993. Has been working on a series of films since 2006 as part of a project called The Young Man Was. Is mainly interested in the history of Bangladesh.

Selected filmography

2003 Azaadi (short)
2005 Disappeared in America: Fear of Flying (short, co-dir)
2014 Afsan’s Long Day (doc., short)
2016 Abu Ammar nadchodzi / Abu Ammar Is Coming (doc., short)

Cast & Crew

director Naeem Mohaiemen
screenplay Naeem Mohaiemen
cinematography Naeem Mohaiemen, archival footage
editing Naeem Mohaiemen
music Sheikh Harun-or-Rashid
producer Naeem Mohaiemen
production Shobak
sales LUX
language French
colouration b&w