BAGHDAD IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER
2003 | 00:51:00 | United States | Arabic / Chinese, Simplified / English / French / German / Italian / Spanish | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video
Collection: Single Titles
BAGHDAD IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER is an ambient video essay of life in Baghdad before the invasion and occupation. Men dance, women draw and sufis sing as they await the coming of another war. In seven languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish).
Notes, gifts, promises, paintings, trash, and other ephemera from the city which is now hardly a city. What if Walter Benjamin didn’t kill himself, learned html, bought a camera, and thought himself useful enough to work in an impending war zone?
This title is also available on Tin Drum Trilogy.
Prizes + Awards
Director's Choice Award (Third Prize), Black Maria Film and Video Festival 2005
Exhibitions + Festivals
Dallas Video Festival, 2004
Athens Int'l Film/Video Festival (OH), 2004
Impakt Organisation (The Netherlands), 2004