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We Iraqis (2004)

Nous les Irakiens (original title)
Living in exile in France for the past 25 years, Abbas Fahdel last year made Retour à Babylone, the occasion to return home, be reunited with his childhood friends and explore a reality ... See full summary »

Director:

Abbas Fahdel

Writer:

Abbas Fahdel
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Credited cast:
Mowafak Abed-Salih Mowafak Abed-Salih ... Himself
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
El-Hiti El-Hiti ... Himself - Weapons seller
Abbas Fahdel ... Narrator (voice)
Ibrahim Fahdel Ibrahim Fahdel ... Himself
Haider Haider ... Himself - Young boy
Saddam Hussein ... Himself (archive footage)
Abou Ishtar Abou Ishtar ... Himself - Radio engineer
Sami Kaftan Sami Kaftan ... Himself
Kanar Kanar ... Herself
Manar Madhat Manar Madhat ... Herself - Young Student
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Living in exile in France for the past 25 years, Abbas Fahdel last year made Retour à Babylone, the occasion to return home, be reunited with his childhood friends and explore a reality that was now alien to him. In this film, Fahdel's camera shows us Iraqis in another light and the hopes and fears of these men and women who escaped the nightmare of a dictatorship only to be mired in chaos. He is better equipped than anyone for this task. He is both an "outside" angle of vision and a brotherly view. An Iraqi among Iarqis, he embodies a reference point in the turmoil. His presence and commitment during the past year, his receptivity during those months when everyone was preparing for war explains why his camera is never indiscreet or prying. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Documentary

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Country:

France

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

January 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Baghdad, Iraq See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Follows Back to Babylon (2002) See more »

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A reference point in the turmoil
15 March 2013 | by ballacinerSee all my reviews

Born in Babylon, Irak, Abbas Fahdel became a filmmaker in France. In 2002, he returned in his native land and made the documentary « Back to Babylon ». One year later, he return again in Iraq to make « We Iraqis », a documentary in which he explore a reality that becomes alien to him. In this new film, Abbas Fahdel shows Iraqis in another light, and he is better equipped than anyone for this task, because he is both an "outsider" and a native son. An Iraqi among Iraqis, he embodies a reference point in the turmoil. His presence and commitment during the years before, his receptivity during those months when everyone was preparing for war explains why his camera is never indiscreet.


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