Karbala

Directed by Krzysztof Lukaszewicz | Poland | 2015 | 115 min.Buy Tickets Watch Trailer


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Premiere:
Sunday, March 20
3:00 PM | McConomy Auditorium | CMU University Center

Event Includes:
+ Panel / Q&A moderated by Ralph Vituccio, filmmaker, Professor at CMU in the Entertainment Technology Center
+ Reception

 

Synopsis

Iraqi rebels loyal to Shiite leader Muqtada Al-Sadr, launched an insurgency. Karbala City Hall is cut off, leaving inside 40 Poles and 40 Bulgarian coalition soldiers with enough supplies, food and ammo for 24 hours of fighting. The movie unfolds in the Polish stabilization zone in Spring of 2004, where the militia of Shiite cleric Muktada As-Sadr begins a jihadist-supported uprising. The US command demands that the Polish contingent holds the City Hall, seat of the local authorities loyal to the stabilization forces. But this proves a more complicated, exacting task than could have been foreseen.

Awards

  • TOFIFEST International Film Festival, 2015, Best Polish Film Award

Director Krzysztof Lukaszewicz

Krzysztof Lukaszewicz was born on February 29, 1976 in Szczecin, Zachodniopomorskie, Poland. He is an assistant director and writer, known for Viva Belarus! (2013), Lincz(2010) and Karbala (2015).