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Voices of Iraq ()


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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... See more »

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Directed by

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People of Iraq
Martin Kunert ... (uncredited)

Produced by

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Archie Drury ... co-producer
Martin Kunert ... co-producer
Eric Manes ... producer
John Robison ... executive producer

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Euphrates

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People of Iraq

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Martin Kunert
Stephen Mark
Robin Russell

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Rachel Gandin ... assistant editor
Yasmine Hanani ... first assistant editor (as Yasmine Hannaney)
Hesham Issawi ... assistant editor
Yousef Shehandah ... assistant editor (as Yousef Shehadeh)
Walid Younes ... assistant editor
Ranj S. Zuhdi ... assistant editor

Production Management

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Fareed Elcott ... post-production supervisor

Other crew

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Sharon Capella ... insurance
Rachel Gandin ... translator
Yasmine Hanani ... translator: Arabic to English (as Yasmine Hannaney)
Hesham Issawi ... translator
Nicole Jelovic ... assistant to producer
Kevin Lacava ... electronic press kit
Kellie Lowry ... insurance
Yousef Shehandah ... translator (as Yousef Shehadeh)
Jesse Thompson ... assistant to producers
Thom Whitehead ... DV to HD blow up
Karen Wynn ... insurance
Walid Younes ... translator
Ranj S. Zuhdi ... translator

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Kasim Abid ... special thanks
Omar Albagadh ... special thanks
Said Ayad Jamal Aldeen ... special thanks (as Sheikh Said Ayad Jamal Aldeen)
Salih Alkhobaze ... special thanks (as Sheikh Salih Alkhobaze)
Azzam Alwash ... special thanks
Suzie Alwash ... special thanks
Nyma Ardalan ... special thanks
Peter Chelkowski ... special thanks
Matt Cooper ... special thanks
Mustafa Al Kadhimiya ... special thanks
Dante Kunert ... special thanks
Kanan Makiya ... special thanks
Nana Margaret ... special thanks
Ray Mashiah ... special thanks
Sadi Othman ... special thanks
Maysoon Pachachi ... special thanks
Hamid Shurifi ... special thanks (as Dr. Hamid Shurifi)
Lucas Spalding ... special thanks
Rob Stone ... special thanks
Alan Zangana ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

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, having a unique perspective. Differences also emerge based on individual exposure to Hussein and/or his associates, or to what recently occurred in Fallujah. This digital camera footage is interspersed with other videos, including propaganda video by jihadis, and found unofficial videos recorded by Hussein's regime documenting their actions while in power, and with western media headlines about the Iraqi situation which has largely shaped the western view of life in Iraq. Written by Huggo

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Taglines People in Iraq have a way to express themselves. See more »
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  • Voices of Iraq (United States)
Runtime
  • 80 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $30,634, 31 Oct 2004

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Movie Connections Referenced in The Tell (2011). See more »

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