The Story of History

Iraq, 2018-19.

A film by Francis Alÿin collaboration with the Iraq-based Ruya Foundation and Julien Devaux.

61 minutes – Arabic with English subtitles


Tournage I

Tournage II






Written & directed by

Francis Alÿs

Co-directed by

Julien Devaux

Filmed by

Julien Devaux

Ivan Boccara

Francis Alÿs

Edited by

Julien Devaux

Sound designed by

Felix Blume

Produced by

Francis Alÿs

in coproduction with

the Ruya Foundation

Executive production

Parwar Tariq

Color correction

Cinema Maquina

Phaedra Robledo

Visual effects

Kiri Films

Pepe Acosta

Costume designer

Francis Alÿs




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