SAMI is an 8-year-old Iraqi refugee living with his extended family in Iran during the Iran-Iraq war. An outsider, he longs to fit in in his adopted homeland. But with his father away fighting the war, Sami must also be the man of the house and ensure his family’s safety in a hostile world. Based on true events, WHEN THE BIRDS AREN’T FREE TO BE BURIED is a magical and moving feature animation which looks at war through the eyes of a child.
FORMAT: Feature Animation
STAGE: In development
WRITER: Osamah Sami (ALI'S WEDDING)
Funded with the assistance of Screen Australia