Marooned in Iraq

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A delicate yet potent blend of tragedy and comedy, Marooned in Iraq puts human faces on a brutal war -- and finds beauty in horror along the way.

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During the war between Iran and Iraq, Iranian Kurd musicians look for a singer who may be lost in enemy territory.

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Critic Reviews for Marooned in Iraq

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  • Jan 31, 2005
    [font=Century Gothic][color=darkslateblue]"Marooned in Iraq" takes place in the Kurd dominated regions of Iran and Iraq, towards the end of the Iran/Iraq war. An older musician named Mirza goes in search of his ex(?)-wife, along with his two sons - one unmarried, one married seven times over, with eleven daughters and desperately wants another wife to finally give him a son.(The latter son is in desperate need of feminist teachings. Considering that women cannot sing out in public, perhaps the whole region is, also.) What happens is a journey funny, dangerous and touching - as the trio wanders on the edge of a war zone and witness the destruction that Saddam Hussein has wrought first hand. They also meet up with characters who try and profit from the war plus those whose lives the war has changed for the worst. [/color][/font]
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