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Life in Baghdad: Joy Amid the Chaos of War

Life in Baghdad: Joy Amid the Chaos of War

Frontline   Guest curated by Sham Jaff

The 12th anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq passed quietly last month. The news coming out of Iraq has been relentlessly grim for a long, long time. And now, after five weeks of fighting, the army won back the strategic city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants. That’s why this four-minute short film of Iraqis still enjoying their lives is a perfect antidote.

Published in Weekly Filet #202 In collection: Guest Butchers FTW