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Santa Claus in Baghdad.

Zaki, Raouf. (Added Author). Marston, Elsa. Santa Claus in Baghdad and other stories about teens in the Arab world. (Added Author). Tamara Dhia, John Rahal Sarrouf, Dody Eid, Nora Armani, Demosthenes Chrysan, Manny Piatos, David Zaki. (Cast).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 39 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Gaiam TV : 2008.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Raouf Zaki.
Participant or Performer Note:
Tamara Dhia, John Rahal Sarrouf, Dody Eid, Nora Armani, Demosthenes Chrysan, Manny Piatos, David Zaki.
Summary, etc.:
It's a story about sacrifices, the social order of society, and the power of a simple gift. Santa Claus in Baghdad is a story about giving set in modern-day Iraq.Amal is a sixteen-year old girl who has fallen a year behind in school due to illness. When she learns that her favorite teacher is leaving, she recruits her classmates to decide on a going-away present for him. Meanwhile, her little brother, Bilal, thinks that their uncle, who will be visiting soon from the United States, is actually Santa Claus. He would like nothing more that to receive a toy car from this visitor from far away. When Bilal's anticipation turns to disappointment after a family dinner, his father decides to make a significant sacrifice to make his son happy. After much searching, and a sacrifice of her own, Amal finally finds the perfect book for her teacher. It is only after he opens the book that Amal learns of the power of generosity.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Middle East > Social life and customs > Drama.
Arab countries > Social life and customs > Drama.
Genre: Short films.

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