Just been made aware of a film called About Baghdad. No idea why I hadn’t heard about it before.

It was made by an exiled Iraqi writer called Sinan Antoon, who returned to Baghdad in July 2003 to see what had happened to the city since the outbreak of the latest war. So far, I’ve only seen the 15 minute trailer (downloadable from the official website) and it’s compelling viewing. It’s been nearly 18 months since the film was made, so things must’ve changed a lot since then. Anger has no doubt increased in the months following the film’s production. But its contents still give a rare, important insight into the opinions of those in the war-torn city. Mainstream news isn’t exactly packed with Iraqi primary sources. But you know that already.

If you have 15 spare minutes, take a look at the trailer (MP4 format) and let me know what you think of it.