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Monday, August 27, 2007

Iraq in Fragments

The documentary consists of a trilogy. The first is about an orphaned Sunni boy practically enslaved by an awful man who calls the boy a "pimp" and son of a whore" and regularly beats the crap out of him. The second part involves Muqtada Al Sadr's followers and shows the bitterness they feel at having been liberated by the US and how badly they want us out of Iraq. The third follows a Kurdish boy and his elderly father, who does not want his son to end up a poor shepherd, like himself.

The cinematography in this film is gorgeous. Footage of a Shia flagellation ceremony is stunningly beautiful. Saddam Hussein had forbidden the Shia practice of self flagellation, much like the American government once outlawed the Native American Sun Dance ceremony, on the grounds that it is too brutal. The Shia are practicing it again since the overthrow of Saddam.

Some Shia arrest and beat some alcohol sellers and the sellers tell their attackers that it is the same as it was under Saddam.

The elderly Kurdish man says that God sent the US to save the Kurds. He also calls the US "her" as in, she's feminine.


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