Zelfa Madhloum is an Iraqi born in Belgium. She studied journalism and accompanied journalist Pieter Stockmans to Lebanon for his project “tussen vrijheid en geluk” to interview Syrian refugees. In 2013 she first visited her country of origin about which she published the series 'Between Antwerp and Bagdad' in Gazet van Antwerpen. Her documentary about Iraq was broadcast on 31 August 2013 on Canvas.

Supported projects

Between Antwerp and Baghdad

  • Conflict
  • International
  • Migration

Zelfa Madhloum went to Iraq to find Iraqis returning to their country after having emigrated. What is more, it was her first visit to her country of origin. Against everyone's advice, she decided to follow her destiny in Iraq. She immerses herself in the new, shocking world, gets to know other people her age and meets her family for the first time.