We’ve been eagerly anticipating the line-up schedule for the BFI’s LGBT Film Festival and today, they’ve just officially been announced on their website. Amongst the films, World of Wonder’s“Out of Iraq” will screen under the Hearts category. The happy couple Nayyef and Btoo recently appeared on the Ellen Show to share their story, and during these dismal times, documentaries like OOI are more important than ever.
Check it out:
An astounding level of bravery is on show in this thrilling documentary about the relationship between two young soldiers at the height of the Iraq war. Formerly an art student, Nayyef risks his life by becoming a translator for the US army. There he meets Btoo. After a shy courtship, they fall in love and spend years engaged in a passionate but covert – and extremely dangerous – relationship. Both know that they could be captured or killed at any moment. Things are further complicated when Nayyef receives a US visa in return for his translation services, leaving Btoo behind and at the mercy of his family, who grow increasingly suspicious of his long distance phone calls. With the country falling to insurgents and the proliferation of videos showing gay men being executed, Btoo must run for his life and risk everything to join Nayyef in the United States.
Get your tickets here.