"Thought provoking. Haunting. Unapologetic. Koutaiba Al-Janabi has made a film that not only makes those who have human rights value them even more but also enlightens the fact that humans are capable of extreme cruelty, scaring their entire psychology as well as their flesh. This is an important film. See it wherever, whenever you can." Cult Hub Magazine review. For full article, Click Here
Artistic Finance of France has acquired the rights for Leaving Baghdad for the French territories and the US (May 2012) Click Here
MEC Film of Germany has the worldwide distribution rights except the French territories and the US (December 2011) Click Here 
Leaving Baghdad wins Raindance Award at the British Independent Film Awards (December 2011) Click Here
Dogwoof acquires UK/Ireland rights for "Leaving Baghdad" (May 2011) Click Here

Screen International article by Mark Adams about Leaving Baghdad at the 2010 edition of the Dubai International Film Festival. Click Here

 

Cinema Workshop article by Tahir Alwan about Leaving Baghdad, first prize winner at the 4th Gulf Film Festival in Dubai. (Arabic language) Click Here

 
Arabic Daily al-Sharq al-Awsat article by Muhammad Ruda covering the 2010 edition of the Dubai International Film Festival. Leaving Baghdad screened as part of the Arabic Muhr Feature Film Competition. Click Here
Arabic Daily al-Emarat al-Yawm article by Ziyad Abdallah covering the 2010 edition of the Dubai International Film Festival. Leaving Baghdad screened as part of the Arabic Muhr Feature Film Competition. Click Here
 
Review of Leaving Baghdad by Nadim Jarjourah on the website of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. (Arabic). Click Here
Short review of Leaving Baghdad on Talking Pictures. Click Here
Review of  Leaving Baghdad by Adnan Hussain Ahmad in the Arabic daily Al-Manarah. Click Here