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The Dreams of Sparrows (2005)

 -  Documentary  -  2007 (Italy)
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The Dreams of Sparrows follows first time Iraqi director Hayder Mousa Daffar and his team of contributing directors as they share their vision of life in Baghdad, post war and pre ... See full summary »

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The Dreams of Sparrows follows first time Iraqi director Hayder Mousa Daffar and his team of contributing directors as they share their vision of life in Baghdad, post war and pre reconstruction. It is his attempt to reconcile the conflicting points of view among Iraqis regarding the war, Saddam Hussein and the occupation; the process of which ultimately changes him and his crew irrevocably. The Dreams of Sparrows is dedicated to Saad Fahker, Associate Producer who died during the production. In the first act we meet Hayder Jabbar, one of the several Iraqi directors chosen by Daffar to contribute to the documentary portrait. After explaining his involvement in the project, Jabbar insists on thanking his savior George Bush, who he loves. Jabbar's convictions at the beginning of the film, contrasted with the bleak and often painful subjects of interview, introduce the essential divide within Iraqi psychology that the movie follows as it develops from the aftermath of war, the capture of... Written by Aaron Raskin

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In their words, through their eyes, by their hands.










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$50,000 (estimated)

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Saad Fahker, Associate Producer in Iraq, was killed in an American crossfire during the production of this movie. See more »

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not CNN not FOX
24 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

honest view of what is going on in Iraq. The movie maker looks extremely beat and tired living in the demolished city of Baghdad. my sympathy to the person who drove them around the country who was killed. my sympathy to all the people who think the USA is going to turn their country around in 90 days. They don't realize the American political process is very slow. Much slower than their previous dictatorship.

The movie does show a confused civilization trying to obtain a democracy. Some dislike us, some like us, some don't care. Normal people with normal wants. They all would like bombing to stop, as many of us here in the USA would also prefer. Military solutions are problems is clearly shown.

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Wasn't as as good as I expected. reimannk
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