Paul Chan

2003 | 00:51:00 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Documentary, Expedition/Travel, Middle East, War

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.

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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