Iraq in Fragments

Iraq in Fragments (DVD 3084) is here! I’ve had dozens of requests for this award-winning documentary; it is certainly on my list of the must see movies from 2006. Needless to say, I’m thrilled to say its ready for you to check out.

A triptych tale of life in the war torn country, Iraq in Fragments details the trials of everyday Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds:

“Part One follows Mohammed, an 11-year-old auto mechanic in the mixed Sheik Omar neighborhood in the heart of old Baghdad…. Through Mohammed’s eyes we see a growing disenchantment with the U.S.-led occupation, as well as tensions between Shia and Sunni Iraqis. Part Two is filmed inside the Shiite political/religious movement of Moqtada Sadr, traveling between Naseriyah and the holy city of Najaf. As tensions mount inside the country, we see the inner workings of Iraqi local politics as the Sadr movement pushes for regional elections and enforces their interpretation of Islamic law. Part Three follows Iraqi Kurds as they assert their bid for independence, rebelling against the past atrocities of Baghdad rule. We follow these developments through the eyes of brick makers and childhood friends on a farm south of Arbil” (from the official website).

View other new DVD acquisitions after the jump.

DVD Call #, Title

DVD 3051, Raising Cain
DVD 3052, At First Sight
DVD 3053, Free Cinema
DVD 3054, Welcome to Nollywood
DVD 3055, Primal Fear
DVD 3056, Hip-hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
DVD 3057, The Red Balloon
DVD 3058, Gojira (Godzilla)
DVD 3059, Le Grand Meaulnes (The Wanderer)
DVD 3060, Le Château de ma Mère (My Mother’s Castle)
DVD 3061, Daughters of the Dust
DVD 3062, Automne (Autumn)
DVD 3063, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller: the Killing Machine and Other Stories 1995-2007
DVD 3064, The Headman was a Woman: the Gender Egalitarian Batek of Malaysia
DVD 3065, Ayurveda: the Art of Being
DVD 3066, Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies under America
DVD 3067, American Visa
DVD 3068, Made in India
DVD 3069, Good Times: the Complete First Season
DVD 3070, The Cosby Show
DVD 3071, Love Actually
DVD 3072, Derecho de Familia (Family Law)
DVD 3073, Sosua: a Haven in the Caribbean
DVD 3074, Stranger than Paradise
DVD 3075, The Yidishe Gauchos
DVD 3076, Forbidden Hollywood Collection
DVD 3077, Marion
DVD 3078, Race: the Floating Signifier
DVD 3079, Paradise
DVD 3080, Amartya Sen: a Life Reexamined
DVD 3081, Antonio Negri: a Revolt that Never Ends
DVD 3082, La Sociologie est un Sport de Combat (Sociology is a Martial Art)
DVD 3083, Extreme Private Eros Love Song 1974
DVD 3084, Iraq in Fragments
DVD 3085, Il Caimano (The Caiman)
DVD 3086, The Spaghetti West
DVD 3087, Ace in the Hole
DVD 3088, The Dynamic Culture of Contemporary Korea
DVD 3089, The Clothes, Foods, and Houses of Korea
DVD 3090, The Life of Koreans


2 thoughts on “Film Fridays

  1. I have seen this movie 3 times already. Mohammad, the 11 year old kid is such a strong human being. Such a great documentary.

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