Baz Dinka Shamoun was born in Iraq, in the Shikhan region. He has been living in exile for the past 39 years. After obtaining his Master's Degree in TV and Film Journalism in former Czechoslovakia, he pursued his passion for filmmaking as an independent filmmaker-producer, working with several independent short film productions in Canada and abroad. He also worked for numerous television networks in the Middle East. He established his Toronto-based film company KIC Film Ltd. in 2010.