Exiled 35 years ago by the regime of Saddam Hussein, writer Jawad Bashara travels back to Iraq with a mission : save his country’s heritage from the destruction perpetrated by ISIS. With the help of the local population as well as of archaeologists and a team of experts in new technologies, he wants to create a digitial Noah’s Ark of ancient Mesopotamia and help understand ISIS’ hatred for the world’s most ancient civilisation.


A film by Jean-Christophe Vaguelsy and Ivan Erhel
Produced by ARTE, Les Films Grain de Sable, Need Productions, Khora Films
With the support of CNC
Producers Sallah Edine Ben Jamaa, Severin Delpon, Anne-Laure Guéguin
Year 2021
Lenght 90’