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1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker James Longley's documentary of occupied post-liberation Iraq presents three separate stories that together create a striking portrait of everyday life for average citizens in the war-torn nation. Longley discovers hope, religious dissent and ethnic unrest as he examines the lives of a young boy searching for a father figure in his abusive employer, Shiite Muslims looking to restore religious fundamentalism, and Kurdish farmers uncertain of their place in the new Iraq.


Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Typecast Films

Iraq in Fragments (2006)

Release Date: November 8th, 2006|1 hr. 33 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    In this last passage Longley shows a poetic, almost elegiacal artistry. After two years, he might not understand the Iraqi people fully, but they have won his heart and mind. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A documentary of stunning immediacy and marvelous images. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Visually arresting and deeply disheartening, James Longley's impressionistic documentary explores the pain of a shattered country by homing in on a few tiny shards. show more

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