Voices of Iraq (2004)
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Compiled from over 2,000 digital video recorders given to Iraqis between April and September of 2004, Voices of Iraq is an intimate look at wartime Iraq rarely seen outside of the war zone. Presenting a decidedly neutral viewpoint, this documentary focuses on common day-to-day life within the country as invading military forces continue to polarize the citizen's opinions of the invasion and the devastation it has left behind. With startling footage of casualties across the board, Voices of Iraq
Oct 29, 2004 Wide
Oct 29, 2004
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site
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As a true or accurate portrait of the real Iraq ... pic pales in comparison to various in-depth U.S. and European reports, and to Bahman Ghobadi's brilliant new drama on wartime Kurdish refugees, Turtles Can Fly.
We don't get to stay with anyone long enough to feel the full power of their story, but a mosaic portrait of a diverse nation emerges.
Despite a good amount of balance allowing for the expression of some anti-American sentiment, Voices of Iraq comes down squarely on the side supporting the war in Iraq.
It's an approach that even the war's harshest critics should find interesting.
It's impossible to say if what the makers of this 'experimental documentary' have assembled is a representative sample of these home movies, but on balance it's vastly more flattering to the Bush administration than Fahrenheit 9/11 and its ilk.
The lack of more than a handful of Iraqis decrying their personal losses and the chaos that has ensued makes it hard to trust the sincerity of the filmmakers.
the resulting footage remains fascinating and refreshing in light of the usual media coverage that we are fed through our televisions
The goal of this documentary is to show what life is like for the everyday people of Iraq... and the result may surprise you.
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