Filmed over thirteen years, World of Wonder’s Co-Founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, along with Director Chris McKim produced Out of Iraq – the enigmatic war-torn love story about love soldiers Nayyef and Btoo. After a successful run at the film festival circuit, OOI premiered Monday night on LOGO TV and has audiences falling in love with the couple and their one-of-a-kind, epic journey.
CHECK out the media round-up for the film that will re-air on June 25th on LOGO TV.
1) NBC’s ‘How Two Men Found Love In The Midst of War.’
“THE BEAUTIFUL THING IS THAT EVEN THOUGH WE WERE IN DANGER AND COULD HAVE LOST OUR LIVES AT ANY MOMENT, OUR LOVE MADE US FORGET AND FIGHT FOR A BETTER LIFE WHERE WE’D BE TOGETHER.”
2) The Huffington Post did an incredible feature: ‘Powerful New Film Documents The Love Story of Two Queer Iraqis”
“The biggest lesson that came from making ‘Out of Iraq’ is that even well-meaning efforts to save LGBT people & other refugees in danger can be undermined by the very system put in place to protect them,” Producer and Co-Director Chris McKim told The Huffington Post.
4) And lastly, thank you to everyone who mentioned tune-ins for OOI.
Additionally, thanks to The Washington Blade, Dallas Voice, LGBT Weekly, He Said Magazine, Patheos, Crosscut, and SBS.