Iraq In Fragments

Iraq In Fragments

http://typecastfilms.com/1093/iraq-in-fragments/

$24.99 — $575.00

Winner! Best Director, Best Cinematography & Best Editing
– Sundance Film Festival, 2006

Winner! Best Documentary
– Gotham Awards, 2006

Winner! Best Documentary
– IDA Awards, 2006

Academy Award Nominee:
– Best Documentary Feature, 2006

“. . . if Longley’s astonishing feat of poetic agitation has a precedent in the entire history of documentary, I’m not aware of it.”
– Rob Nelson, The Village Voice

INSTITUTIONAL DVD COPIES STILL AVAILABLE: DVD IS OUT OF PRINT, BUT WE STILL HAVE A FEW RARE HOME DVD COPIES, BLU-RAYS STILL AVAILABLE (Click on DVD).
An opus in three parts, Iraq In Fragments 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 US 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. Winner of Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Editing awards in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival documentary competition, the film was also awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, was named Best Documentary at the Chicago International Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2007 Academy Awards.

Please Note: Special Features are different for DVD and Blu-ray discs

DVD Special Features

  • Interview with Director
  • Dolby Digital 5.1

 

Blu-ray Special Features

  • Feature length audio commentary by Director
  • Dolby Digital 5.1
Type:
Documentary
Director:
James Longley
Year:
2006
Run Time:
94 minutes
Language:
Arabic/Kurdish with English, French subtitles
Country:
Iraq