A film by Yamam Nabeel

Film Screening: Thursday 18th January 2024, 7-9pm

Episode 4 of Yamam Nabeel’s multimedia project in which he pieces together his heritage through interviews, portraits and conversations with exiled Iraqi artists, writers, and intellectuals. 

Faisel Laibi Sahi is an Iraqi painter, born in Basra, in 1945. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad in 1971 he worked as an illustrator in the Iraqi press. He moved to Paris in 1974 to attend the Ecole Des Beaux-Arts and Universite de la Sorbonne. He spent 10 years in France,before moving to Italy, and then Algeria with his wife Aisha. Faisel and Aisha settled to London in 1991, where they still live and work.