Moderator: Professor Keith Richburg, Director of JMSC
Iraq in Fragments (2006) | James Longley | USA | 1 hr 34 min | Arabic and Kurdish with English subtitles
Capturing post-war Iraq in three chapters, Iraq in Fragments focuses on the lives of individuals to tell a larger story of a country torn apart by war and ethnic division. Iraq in Fraqments was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and an Emmy for Best Cinematography. The film was honored with awards at the Sundance Film Festival for Best Documentary Directing, Editing, and Cinematography. The film was included in The Guardian's list of 50 Documentaries You Need to See and Paste Magazine's 25 Best Documentaries of the Decade (2000-2009).
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About the filmmaker
James Longley is a filmmaker whose intimate portraits of people in politically volatile countries in the Middle East are deepening our understanding of the historical and cultural dimensions of the region’s conflicts. For his low-budget, self-financed films, Longley lives among ordinary families, gaining access to people in places rarely chronicled on film by Westerners. He was nomiated for the Academy Award® for Iraq in Fragments(2006) and Sari's Mother(2006).