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23rd August 2008
23rd August 2008

23RD AUGUST 2008

Directed by Laura Mulvey, Faysal Abdullah, Mark Lewis
United Kingdom, 2013
Documentary, Short

Synopsis

A brief opening shot of the famous Al Mutanabbi street book market in Baghdad is followed by an unbroken 18-minute monologue. In it, Faysal Abdullah gradually evokes the lives of Iraqi intellectuals of the left, driven into exile in the early 80’s by Saddam Hussein’s regime.

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Synopsis

A brief opening shot of the famous Al Mutanabbi street book market in Baghdad is followed by an unbroken 18-minute monologue. In it, Faysal Abdullah gradually evokes the lives of Iraqi intellectuals of the left, driven into exile in the early 80’s by Saddam Hussein’s regime.