Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Filming Iraq

A little more than a year ago, some very ambtious (and exceedingly brave) Iraqis organized the first film festival held in Baghdad since the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein (a.k.a., Satan's Bitch). I've yet to hear any word about plans for a second festival in the strife-torn city where, curiously enough, US troops have not yet been showered with rose petals. But judging from this dispatch linked on Movie City News, Iraqi filmmakers are finding other places where they can master their craft and exhibit their art.

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