Sixteen-year-old Adnan Ghazi's life was ruined by a tragic sequence of events that landed him in Iraq's criminal justice system under foreign occupation.
At the end of 2003, Adnan was imprisoned for stealing two meters of electric cable. While he awaited trial, two inmates attempted to escape by starting a fire. Over twenty boys were trapped in the blaze. Of the survivors, Adnan was the most badly burned. He lost his ears and the flesh on his hands and scalp. On a slow path to an incomplete recovery, Adnan's greatest desire is to be released from prison, return to his family and reconcile with his father.
With extraordinary access to Adnan and his family, When Adnan Comes Home reveals systemic human rights violations and a family dynamic that includes abuse and hopelessness alongside love and resilience.