LETTERS FROM BAGHDADDocumentary, US, 2016
CategoryHistory, Middle East, Politics, Women Filmmaker
Documentary, USA/UK/France, 2016
Runtime: 95 min./57 min.
Directors: Sabine Krayenbühl, Zeva Oelbaum
Production: Between The Rivers Productions
With Tilda Swinton as the voice of Gertrude Bell
Letters from Baghdad tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. She shaped the modern Middle East after World War I in ways that still reverberate today. More influential than her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia, Bell helped draw the borders of Iraq and established the Iraq Museum. Why has she been written out of history?
2016: BFI London, DOC NYC, IDFA , Beirut IFF
Audience Award – Beirut IFF