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Voices of Iraq (2004)

Unrated | | Documentary, War | 29 October 2004 (USA)
One hundred fifty digital video cameras are distributed to everyday Iraqis, they encouraged to record their feelings about their life. They are also encouraged to pass the cameras along to ... See full summary »

Directors:

People of Iraq, Martin Kunert (uncredited)

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People of Iraq People of Iraq ... Themselves
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One hundred fifty digital video cameras are distributed to everyday Iraqis, they encouraged to record their feelings about their life. They are also encouraged to pass the cameras along to get as many Iraqis across the country to participate in this project as possible. The cameras are in circulation from April to September 2004, shortly after the American bombing of Fallujah and the fall of the dictatorial regime of Saddam Hussein, the resulting footage which is compiled as this movie. Most of the subjects talk about issues around Hussein versus the Americans, and whether their lives and of Iraqis in general are better off now or then, their thoughts about democracy in general and how it applies to Iraq, and what they want to see for their future. A few also steer clear of politics altogether, they wanting to focus on happier things in their life. As the cameras move around the country, regional differences emerge, such as the Kurds of the north, who were persecuted by Hussein, ... Written by Huggo

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Plot Keywords:

iraq | iraq war | See All (2) »

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People in Iraq have a way to express themselves.

Genres:

Documentary | War

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Iraq

Language:

Arabic | English | Kurdish

Release Date:

29 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Iraq

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,634, 31 October 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$57,102, 14 November 2004
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Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Interesting, but biased
19 June 2005 | by Sumarie BassSee all my reviews

I was looking forward to watching this movie, and it does contain very interesting perspectives from Iraqis all over the country, not just in major areas.

However, as the film went on, and as it seemed to become increasingly more one-sided, I started wondering who had edited the film. To get several hundreds of hours down to just 80 minutes, obviously decisions had to be made.

I would have really enjoyed a film that showed how everyday Iraqis felt on all sides of the issues, but with the newspaper headlines in contrast to what people were saying, and with everyone in the movie having the same opinion at the end, I thought it was obvious that the editing was done with a pre-conceived bias.

It could have been such a great film.


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