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The Tenth Planet: A Single Woman's Life in Baghdad (38 min)
Melis Birder
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In the United States, the news on the war was mostly biased. We only heard the voices of the experts and never...
Friends who shared my opinions and outrage supported me financially and in 2004 I traveled to Baghdad. I arrived not knowing what I was going to film. I just wanted to be part of this important historical moment and I hoped to return with some interesting footage.
I was fortunate to meet Kawkab on my second day in Baghdad. She was to be my translator and guide, but became my protagonist. She introduced me to her family, friends and coworkers all of whom opened their houses, work places and hearts to me and to my camera. I was ushered right into the heart of traditional Iraqi hospitality, a place where sincerity is commonplace and candor is often astounding.
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