Dance with a Bullet

2 March
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$12 / $10

Filmed over 10 years, Dance with a Bullet tells the story of a 27-year-old Iraqi male dancer, Anmar Taha, who survived being shot in Baghdad by Muslim extremists and built a new life for himself in Sweden. The documentary tells the intertwined story of friendship and separation between Taha and filmmaker Dhyaa Joda. 

The sometimes-haunting footage captures the transformations in the lives of these two young men and helps Anmar recall the terrifying moment when he was shot. Both men fled Iraq because of the deliberate targeting of artists by terror groups during the country’s tragic, sectarian-fuelled civil war. 

With Dhyaa migrating to Belgium and Anmar to Sweden, the film reflects on each man’s connection to his homeland, the challenges of integrating in Europe and the impact of their eventual return to Baghdad.



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