My Lost Country

Sat 01 Jul
Festivals & Series
Special Screenings

Filmmaker Ishtar Yasin Gutiérrez uses family photographs, extracts from letters and audio recordings to construct a loving portrait of her exiled theatre director father Mohsen Sadoon Yasin, and an elegy to their lost homeland of Iraq.

Special Screening + Q&A

Followed by a Q&A with director Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez

About Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez

Ishtar is a Costa Rican, Chilean, Iraqi filmmaker, writer and actress. Born in Moscow, within a family of artists. After the military coup in Chile, Ishtar as a child, took refuge with her family in Costa Rica, where she studied in the artistic school Conservatorio Castella.

The exile of her parents from Iraq and Chile marked her fate. She has worked as a filmmaker and actress in different cities and countries around the world: Costa Rica, Moscow, France, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Damascus, Iraq, Lebanon, Chile, Argentina, Nicaragua, Haiti and Mexico.