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IQMF Amsterdam looks at sexual diversity in queer and migrant communities, expressing it through film, debates, art exhibitions. Join us on the 5th edition 4 – 8 December 2019!


/ / From Baghdad to the Bay

From Baghdad to the Bay

Documentary, 68 minutes 

Directed by Erin Palmquist

US, 2018

Language: Arabic, English

Subtitles: English


The true story of an accused double agent and his epic journey to be true to himself against all odds.

The film 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, Ghazwan struggles to rebuild his life in the United States while coming out as an openly gay activist.


“From Baghdad to The Bay” is a raw and deeply personal look at one man’s harrowing journey to be true to himself amidst extreme adversity.