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LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD

Documentary, US, 2016
 
Category
History, Middle East, Politics, Women Filmmaker
Info

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?

 

FESTIVALS:
2016: BFI London, DOC NYC, IDFA , Beirut IFF

 

AWARDS:
Audience Award – Beirut IFF

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