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About Baghdad



United States, 2004, MiniDV - Color - 90 minutes

DIRECTED BY:
InCounter Productions

PRODUCER:
InCounter Productions

WORLD SALES:
Arab Film Distribution (USA only)

STORY DESCRIPTION:

In July 2003, Sinan Antoon, an exiled Iraqi writer and poet, returned to Baghdad to see what had become of his city after wars, sanctions, decades of oppression, violence and now occupation. Antoon takes us on a journey exploring what Iraqis think and feel about the post-war situation and the complex relationship between the US and Iraq."About Baghdad" is a journey into the hearts and minds of the hundreds of Iraqis we encountered in Baghdad. from poets to politicians, cabbies to communists, a retired senior citizen to American soldiers in the "Green Zone," "About Baghdad" navigates the dire, and often misunderstood and misrepresented, straits separating, yet involving, both Iraqis and Americans.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

This is the first film by InCounter Productions, a collective of artists, activists and academics working to create independent media on issues concerning political and human rights.

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