Iraq in Fragments

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icon_photoPhotojournalists at War

Iraq in Fragments

  1. Monday, April 1, 2013 7:00 p.m.
Image from the film Iraq In Fragments
An opus in three parts, this Academy Award® nominated film offers a series of intimate 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 US presence, which has allowed them a measure of freedom previously denied. Director James Longley spent more than two years in Iraq to create this stunningly photographed, poetically rendered look at a war-torn country through the eyes of Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds. (35mm presentation)


Although at war since October 2001, few Americans have seen our wars first hand. Citizens depend on journalists for information about the battles and those who fight them. This series examines three American photojournalists who have used small digital video cameras to provide a more intimate perspective of war than earlier film cameras could. It is sponsored by the School of Journalism and IU Cinema. Special thanks to James Kelly and Dennis Elliott.