• Iraq in Fragments (2006)

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Release Date: November 8th, 2006

DVD Release Date: July 10th, 2007

Not Yet Rated|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

Production Co: HBO Films, Typecast Pictures, Daylight Factory

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  • Tragically, the title of James Longley's beautifully shot 90-minute documentary refers to not only the state in which he found the Iraq during the two years he spent there shooting over 300 hours of footage, but the structure the violent factionalism that divides Iraqi Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds imposes on his film. show more

  • A documentary of stunning immediacy and marvelous images.

  • One of the year's finest documentaries, a remarkable example of the conjunction of a burningly topical and newsworthy subject with a brilliant filmmaker. show more

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