May 10, 2017

Filmmakers from "Letters of Baghdad" discuss their film



We spoke with the filmmakers from the film "Letters from Baghdad".  Director Sabine Krayenbuhl and Zeva Oelbaum sat down with us and told us about their documentary about the true story of Gertrude Bell and Iraq. "Letters from Baghdad" was a competition documentary at the Bentonville Film Festival.  Check out their interview below.




"Letters from Baghdad" tells the dramatic story of one of the most powerful woman in British Empire in her day, Gertrude Bell.   She helped shape the Middle East after World War I.  She was even more influential than her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia.  She also helped draw the borders of Iraq and established the Iraq Museum.

Director: Sabine Krayenbuhl
Director and Producer: Zeva Oelbaum
Co-Producers:  Mia Bays, Christian Popp and Fabrice Esteve 
Composer: Paul Cantelon

Starring:  Ammar Haj Ahmad, Adam Astill, Tom Chadbon and Tilda Swinton as the voice of Gertrude Bell.

If you would like to read more about when you can see this documentary or more information on the film go to: lettersfrombaghdadthemovie.com/

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