Balloons Over Babylon – On Al Jazeera English

Balloons Over Babylon: A Quest to Bring Peace to Iraq

The story of one man’s mission to promote peace by flying hot air balloons over his war-torn homeland.

Murtada al-Hachami loves his country. But he hates the world’s perception of it as a land of war and destruction.

As a child, he was forced to flee Iraq with his family. But upon returning as an adult, he finds a place at odds with the media portrayals of it. It is Iraq – a place of peace, love and life – that he wants to show the world.