18 months into the US Occupation and still the faces and voices of the Iraqi people themselves are woefully little seen and heard. This July 2003-filmed vox pop redresses the balance somewhat. Following exiled Iraqi writer Sinan Antoon as he returns home to gauge feeling on Hussein and the devastating effects of sanctions, the endless conflicts and now the terrible carnage, the film grants brief access to the lives and opinions of those always on the harsh end of geopolitical manoeuvres. And it’s a distressing thought that, one year on, it’s considerably less likely that such a film could now be made.
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