Oday Rasheed

UNDEREXPOSURE

Bagdad, 2003, nach dem Angriff der USA auf den Irak: Hassan, ein Dokumentarfilmer, will einen Film über seine Heimatstadt und das Leben ihrer Menschen drehen. Das Film-Material dazu stammt aus den Lagern des ehemaligen Kulturministeriums; Hassan hat es auf dem Schwarzmarkt bekommen. This is the first feature made on location in Baghdad after the fall of Saddam Hussein, made with the help of many friends and volunteers and with scarcely any budget. Underexposure, a title that refers not only to the outdated film stock that was used to make the film, but also to the generations of Iraqis that have been isolated from the world.

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