Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Konfused Kid Presents The Iraqi Documentaries Series

I have several ideas for a series of posts that involve a particular topic which you can find on the sidebar of my blog, I'm still not through yet with Ali al-Wardi, but today, Hometown Baghdad posted its last episode, and so I am going to introduce a teaser about my new series, i will finish it up and then return to Ali al-Wardi's Season 2 (groan).

The Iraqi Documentaries series is about reviewing half a dozen documentaries about Iraq I have seen so far, I have already reviewed two of them before, one here on my blog and the other for another publication, but now that I have seen more documentaries I have a bigger picture and my opinions may have different, the documentaries in question are arranged in the order I saw them:

1. Iraq in Fragments (shot 2004, released 2006, nominated for Oscar '07) by James Langley
2. I Know I'm Not Alone (shot 2003) by Political musician Michael Franti
3. My Country, My Country (shot 2004-2005, also nominated for Oscar '07) by Laura Poitras
4. Voices of Iraq (2004) by the people of Iraq
5. Hometown Baghdad (2006, Chat The Planet)
and maybe Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, although i'm not really interested in anything not directly involving Iraqi people.


Little Penguin said...

The annoying thing is that all the documentaries you mentioned were only screened in 'arty' cinemas and those kinda fall outside of my budget..

I look forward to watching Iraq in Fragments.. it got so many rave reviews..


Lynnette In Minnesota said...

I'm sorry to hear about the end of Hometown Baghdad. That was just an excellent idea.

It's those kinds of projects that get across to people in the US, and elsewhere, that Iraqis are just like us underneath the cultural and religious differences.

The blogs help, sure, but when they get too political they lose the average person. Like they say, "A picture is worth a thousand words".

Konfused Kid said...

Iraqis look nothing like you, lynette, as a matter of fact, Hometown Baghdad's cast suck balls...and i would love to continue bitching on my upcoming review.

Anonymous said...

where can i watch hometown baghdad?

Glory Rose! said...

you can go to the official website

Or you can search for the videos on youtube!

Lynnette In Minnesota said...


Have you been spying on me? How do you know what I look like? :)

Okay, so I'm looking forward to your bitching in your next review. If the guys on Hometown Baghdad suck, I wanna know why! :) Gimme the dirt.

Zeyad said...

Konfused Kid is actually a dead ringer for Adel (from Hometown Baghdad), but he hates to admit it ;)

Lynnette In Minnesota said...


Careful, he'll get you for that one, Zeyad.

Or maybe that was pay-back for his description of you? ;)

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