From Baghdad to The Bay


Hammer Theatre SJ Sat, Mar 10, 2018 4:00 PM
Hammer Theatre SJ Sun, Mar 11, 2018 3:15 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:World
Production Country:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Erin Palmquist
Executive Producer:Frances Reid
Producer:Erin Palmquist
Jack Walsh (Consulting Producer)
Neva Tassan (Co-Producer)
Jennifer Huang (Co-Producer)
Kat Cole (Assistant Producer)
Music:William Ryan Fritch
Cinematographer:Erin Palmquist
Editor:Eli Olson
Andrew Gersh
Scott Schwerdtfeger (Assistant Editor)


Is he a double agent, a closet gay, or just a great chef?

Ghazwan Alshari had his dream job – translating for the U.S. forces in Iraq. But his dream turned into a nightmare when he was accused of being a double agent by the same people he was aiding – and at big personal risk! With his life and the safety of his family in jeopardy, Ghazwan fled Iraq and settled in San Francisco. Struggling and alone, Ghazwan nevertheless reveals the bigger secret he has been concealing for years – he is gay. Facing these challenges, yet with a new sense of freedom, Ghazwan, with his effervescent personality, seeks to fulfill a new dream: he wants to become a professional chef. Ghawan’s turbulent and ultimately joyous journey is nothing less than a testament to the human spirit. – Sandy Wolf

Preceded by the short film: Sand Men; dir. Tal Amiran; U.K.; 14 min.

Presented In Honor Of Jim Boyce

Included Shorts

Sand Men (14min) More