Video — 2 videodiscs (225 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
1. Iraq in fragments (94 min.)
2. Sari's mother (21 min.)
Iraq before the war (14 min.)
An interview with James Longley (20 min.)
Independent Film & Television College (IFTC) shorts: Hiwar (12 min.); Let the show begin (15 min.); Omar is my friend (15 min.); Baghdad days (34 min.).
Documentary in three parts. Offers a series of intimate, passionately-felt portraits: A fatherless 11-year-old is apprenticed to the domineering owner of a Baghdad garage; Sadr followers in two Shiite cities rally for regional elections while enforcing Islamic law at the point of a gun; a family of Kurdish farmers welcomes the U.S. presence, which has allowed them a measure of freedom previously denied. American director James Longley spent more than two years filming in Iraq to create this stunningly photographed, poetically rendered documentary of the war-torn country as seen through the eyes of Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds.