Syrian actress Raghda has received an exclusive invitation to the Tunisian Film Festival to be held this coming April. The actress is to be honored at the festival with a special screening of her first production of a short film "Ahlam Sagheerah" (Small Dreams).
According to the UAE based daily, Al Bayan, the film revolves around the suffering of Iraqi children and the aftermath of war on their lives. Scenes for the film were shot in Baghdad with the help of a large number of Iraqi children, who played the leading roles in the work.
Raghda had decided to produce the film that portrays the expected sufferings of the Iraqi children and the consequences of a war. The film begins with the theme of Christmas and panoramic scenes of Baghdad going into one of the churches with a story told by an actual priest.
The leading role of the film is given to a young boy who witnesses the death of thousands of Iraqi children since the 1991 Gulf War up to today. The film will be translated into English to be aired on several western stations. The goal is to educate the world with the hazardous consequences war has and how the damage caused is eternal on the people who survive it.
Raghda has been traveling to Iraq constantly in the past period to become more acquainted with the people and listen to their side of the story on how war has basically destroyed their lives.
Last December, the actress was part of an Egyptian delegation that carried some 2.5 tons of medicine and gifts for Iraqi children. –Albawaba.com