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Middle Eastern Studies Presents the Film: Baghdad High

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Middle Eastern Studies Presents the Film: Baghdad High (2007)

Baghdad High views the current war in Iraq through the eyes of four Iraqi teens as they enter their senior year of high school. Filmed by the boys themselves, the documentary follows their friendships during the entire academic year and offers unique insight into ordinary adolescent Iraqi lives.
"The daily news about Iraq was so relentlessly depressing for so many years," says Ivan O'Mahoney, who directed and produced the film with Laura Winter. "It was therefore fantastic to realize while making this film that there is normality amidst all the violence, and that people do lead normal lives, despite the mayhem around them. It gave me a lot of hope to see kids be kids." (

Directed and Produced by
Ivan O’Mahoneyand
Laura Winter.

November 14, 2013
5:00 pm
060 Eggers Hall

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