An Evening of Poetry: Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Iraq War

April 30, 2013

Sarah Zakzouk’s review of Reel Words, an evening of Iraqi and British poetry in London commemorating the ten-year anniversary of the Iraq war. Reel Words, an evening of poetry in translation, was but a small element of the Reel Festivals lineup. This year’s festival, Reel Iraq, was...

Mohamed Al-Daradji: Showcasing Iraq

March 20, 2013

By Mohamed Al-Daradji Mohammed Al-Daradji, an Iraqi filmmaker, delivers a personal account of Iraq's art and culture scene. From an early age and unbeknown to my parents, I used to sneak to the cinema every week to watch the latest film from India — there was only ever one career choice...

The Invasion of Iraq: Ten Years Later

March 20, 2013

By Yasmin Fedda Yasmin Fedda, a filmmaker and PhD student at Edinburgh College of Art, talks about the Iraq War and the upcoming Reel Iraq Festival in the UK. On March 21, 2003, a US and UK coalition invaded Iraq under the premise of freeing it from its then dictator Saddam Hussein. On the same...