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Iraq In Fragments
Iraq In Fragments


James Longley


94 minutes (feature only)

Produced by:
John Sinno & James Longley

Edited by:
Fiona Otway, Billy McMillin, James Longley

Arabic and Kurdish with English, French, German, Japanese & Spanish subtitle options
    Academy Award Nominee
Best Documentary

Winner! Best Director, Best Cinematography & Best Editing
Sundance Film Festival

Winner! Best Documentary
Gotham Awards

Winner! Best Documentary
IDA Awards

"...if Longley's astonishing feat of poetic agitation has a precedent in the
entire history of documentary, I'm not aware of it." - Rob Nelson, The Village Voice

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An opus in three parts, Iraq In Fragments offers a series of intimate, passionately-felt portraits: A fatherless 11-year-old is apprenticed to the domineering owner of a Baghdad garage; Sadr followers in two Shiite cities rally for regional elections while enforcing Islamic law at the point of a gun; a family of Kurdish farmers welcomes the US presence, which has allowed them a measure of freedom previously denied.

American director James Longley spent more than two years filming in Iraq to create this stunningly photographed, poetically rendered documentary of the war-torn country as seen through the eyes of Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds. Winner of Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Editing awards in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival documentary competition, the film was also awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, was named Best Documentary at the Chicago International Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2007 Academy Awards.

Special Features

  • Feature-length audio commentary by director James Longley
  • James Longley's short film Iraq Before The War
  • James Longley's Academy Award nominated (2008) short film Sari's Mother
  • 15-minute director interview hosted by film critic Robert Horton
  • Short films by students from Baghdad's Independent Film & Television College
  • English, French, German, Japanese & Spanish subtitle options
  • 5.1 & 2.0 audio
  • Beautiful 16x9 transfer

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