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Voices of Iraq (2004)

Unrated | | Documentary, War | 29 October 2004 (USA)
Filmed and directed by the Iraqis themselves -- thousands of them, from all walks of life, all over their country. The producers, who distributed more than 150 digital video cameras across ... See full summary »

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Filmed and directed by the Iraqis themselves -- thousands of them, from all walks of life, all over their country. The producers, who distributed more than 150 digital video cameras across the country, condensed more than 400 hours of footage into an unprecedented, and startling, look at life in a war zone. It's a new genre of filmmaking. Written by Anonymous

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People in Iraq have a way to express themselves.

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$30,634 (USA) (29 October 2004)

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$57,102 (USA) (12 November 2004)
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Oh if only it were all so simple...
11 May 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

It seems from the comments that people basically like or dislike the film based on what they think about the war to begin with.

The pro-war crowd seems to like the documentary but they are generally making overly broad conclusions about what the pulse of the Iraq people is based on these anectdotal episodes. The anti-war crowd on the other hand seems a little hostile to it since it focuses a lot on how bad Saddam was and how happy many are to see him gone.

Being objective as I can and analyzing it just as a viewing experience, it was nice to get a glimpse into a part of the world you don't get to see very often from the point of view of the people who live there. Usually, they are just the subject of a news item as directed from a Western point of view....

That said, it wasn't all that informative or tell me anything I didn't know... Saddam was bad... knew that already... Some are happy to see him go, some wish he was back, knew that too....

None of this really illuminates the question on whether invading Iraq was a good idea or not. One could've made a virtually identical film in South Vietnam back in 1965 too... The Commies are bad, Some are glad the US is in Vietnam, some aren't...


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