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About Baghdad


Bassam Haddad, Maya Mikdashi


90 minutes

Produced by:
Incounter Productions

Edited by:
Carol Mansour

Arabic with English subtitles


Winner — Best Documentary, Big Apple Film Festival
Official Selection — Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection — International Doc Film Festival, Amsterdam

"An altogether impressive and wide-ranging survey... capably and artfully constructed." —San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Manages to present a true diversity of opinion... emotionally and intellectually challenging." —The New York Times

Ordering Information
Available for online sale
Available for online sale
Available for online sale

In July of 2003, exiled writer and poet Sinan Antoon returned to his native Baghdad with a team of independent filmmakers, artists and poets to document the effects that decades of oppression, war, sanctions and occupation have had on his city.

The result is a fascinating mosaic of opinions, perspectives, desires and memories that offers a picture far more complex than the limited one presented by mainstream US media. About Baghdad pays tribute to the brave people of Baghdad as they struggle to come to terms with the tragic fate of their beloved city.

This film is available with a Digital Site License (DSL), which allows colleges, universities, or libraries to encode, locally host, and stream the film to their community on a closed, password-protected system.

Rental Information
This film is available from AFD for public screenings and television broadcast. For information regarding rental rates and formats, please contact info@arabfilm.com for institutional/non-theatrical screenings, or info@arabfilm.com for theatrical, festival, television, or other bookings.

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