A special value to this film comes from the fact that film crew worked perseveringly despite continuous life threatening situations they had to endure during shooting. Making a film in Iraq, even after the fall of Saddam is still a very difficult and thankless job. Despite that, Al-Daradji managed to finish “Dreams”, a film both beautiful and frightening, and then make a documentary “War, Love, God and Madness” on events and circumstances that followed the making of “Dreams”. While creating his film debut, this Iraqi director was kidnapped twice, and then arrested under indictment of making a propaganda video for Al-Qaeda. According to Al-Daradji, when shooting a film in Iraq, main problem is that same existential risk, while second big obstacle in development of Iraqi cinematography is lack of means and funds to support new film productions.