Iraq in Fragments (2006)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,204 users   Metascore: 84/100
Reviews: 20 user | 54 critic | 26 from

Stories from modern day Iraq as told by Iraqis living in a time of war, occupation and ethnic tension.


Watch Trailer
0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Robert Greenwald looks at war profiteering in Iraq by private contracting companies Halliburton, CACI, and KBR.

Director: Robert Greenwald
Stars: Katy Helvenston-Wettengal, Scott Helvenston, Donna Zovko
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

Director: Charles Ferguson
Stars: Campbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil
The War Tapes (2006)
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Called up for service in Iraq, several members of the National Guard were given digital video cameras. This film, edited from their footage, provides a perspective on a complex and troubled conflict.

Director: Deborah Scranton
Stars: Zack Bazzi, Duncan Domey, Ben Flanders
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety.

Directors: Christopher Dillon Quinn, Tommy Walker
Stars: Panther Bior, John Bul Dau, Nicole Kidman
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In January, 2004, in Al-Falluja, Iraq, a documentary film crew follows an infantry squad of the 82nd Airborne, US Army. Cameras accompany the squad of seven on day and night patrols, as ... See full summary »

Directors: Ian Olds, Garrett Scott
Stars: Matthew Bacik, Chris Corcione, Eric Forbes
Documentary | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich.

Director: Kevin Macdonald
Stars: Michael Douglas, Ankie Spitzer, Jamal Al Gashey
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.

Director: Amy Berg
Stars: Oliver O'Grady, Thomas Doyle, Adam
Armadillo (2010)
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo, an army base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Metz and ... See full summary »

Director: Janus Metz Pedersen
Forbidden Fruits (Video 2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A love story between an African American/Christian girl and an Arabic Muslim man, and the racial division between the two different cultures.

Director: Marc Cayce
Stars: Keith David, Ella Joyce, Keith Sweat
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A mysterious college professor becomes the focus of a murderer investigation when he is framed by his rival, Dr. Crazx, a Pulitzer prize winning psychiatrist.

Director: Stuart Paul
Stars: Jon Voight, Danielle Kremeniuk, Marcus Shirock
Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness (TV Mini-Series 2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A self-help guide which applies the teachings of philosophers to dealing with life's everyday problems.

Stars: Alain de Botton, Jonathan Aitken, Bill Clinton


Credited cast:
Mohammed Haithem ...
Suleiman Mahmoud ...


Iraq in Fragments illuminates post-war Iraq in three acts, building a picture of a country pulled in different directions by religion and ethnicity. Filmed in verité style with no scripted narration, the film explores the lives of ordinary Iraqis to illustrate and give background to larger trends in Iraqi society. Written by James Longley

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Documentary | War



Official Sites:




Release Date:

19 January 2007 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Irak w kawalkach  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$24,435 (USA) (10 November 2006)


$55,057 (USA) (17 November 2006)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


In 2012 IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS was named by the Sundance Documentary Program as one of the 10 best documentary films of the past decade. See more »


Featured in The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Of all the films about Iraq, this is clearly the finest
22 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

There are a lot of documentary films about Iraq now. Most of them are about US soldiers in Iraq -- and that's fine. But those films are really more about the US experience than about Iraq as a country.

What IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS does is show the country, the people, that the US has occupied. And it does so with such beauty. I have never seen such a gorgeous documentary as this. The cinematography will knock your socks off. And so will the access Longley has to his film subjects, which is amazing. It's almost like the camera is totally invisible, floating in the air around the people in this film. When the lights came up I was sad; I just wanted it to keep going. Watching this film is like being placed inside Iraq, like magic.

31 of 35 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Inconclusive and skewed ben_71
Brilliant documentary! jamella
Question... trezz24
DVD: New Running Time? fluffyburger
Iraq in Fragments: political message? wagnerfrederic
Release dates outside of New York? rainingwaffles
Discuss Iraq in Fragments (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page