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Summary: Documentary in three parts. 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 U.S. presence, which has allowed them a measure of freedom...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Typecast Releasing 2007

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 956.704 DVD Iraq 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF IRA

Summary: "In his epic and engaging documentary of life in Baghdad before and after the 2003 US invasion, Iraqi filmmaker Abbas Fahdel acquaints us with a moving portrait of his own family and friends as they struggle in the advent and the uncertain aftermath of war. Displaying courage, grace and even humor after decades of deprivation through conflict, international sanctions, and totalitarian...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HOM

Ramlai, Muḥsin

Summary: On the third day of Ramadan, the village wakes to find the severed heads of nine of its sons stacked in banana crates by the bus stop. One of them belonged to one of the most wanted men in Iraq, known to his friends as Ibrahim the Fated. How did this good and humble man earn the enmity of so many? What did he do to deserve such a death? The answer lies in his lifelong friendship with Abdullah...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MacLehose Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RAM

Seierstad, Åsne

Summary: Provides a narrative of life in Iraq just before, during, and after the American invasion of March 2003, presenting the opinions and experiences of ordinary Iraqis attempting to carry on some semblance of normal life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2005

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 956.704 SEI

Summary: Presents the true stories of three Iraqi people who endured life in a psychiatric hospital in Baghdad during the Iraq War and then were in the streets after their hospital is decimated. The film was shot in Baghdad in 2004. The Iraqi filmmaker had a camera in one hand and an AK-47 in the other. His crew was beaten and lined up to be shot by insurgents, the 14-year old boom boy was shot in the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Pathfinder Home Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN AHL

Summary: "Heavy Metal in Baghdad is a documentary feature film that follows the Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda (Latin for a deadly black scorpion native to Iraq) from the fall of Saddam Hussein to their escape from Iraq"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: VBS IPTV 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC HEA

Hossain, Saad Z.

Summary: "Welcome to Baghdad during the US invasion. A desperate American military has created a power vacuum that needs to be filled. Religious fanatics, mercenaries, occultists, and soldiers are all vying for power. So how do regular folks try to get by? If you're Dagr and Kinza, a former economics professor and a streetwise hoodlum, you turn to dealing in the black market. But everything is about to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Unnamed Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOS

Makiya, Kanan

Summary: "From the best-selling author of Republic of Fear, a gritty, unflinching, haunting novel about Iraqi failure in the wake of the 2003 American war. Told from the perspective of a Shi'ite militiaman whose participation in the execution of Saddam Hussein changes his life in ways he could not anticipate, the novel examines the birth of sectarian politics out of a legacy of betrayal and victimhood....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAK