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Letters from Baghdad

  • Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow, Scotland, G2 3JD United Kingdom (map)

Letters from Baghdad is the story of Gertrude Bell who was sometimes called the female Lawrence of Arabia. 

Voiced and executive produced by Academy award winning actor Tilda Swinton, the documentary tells the dramatic story of this British spy, explorer and political figure. 

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Bell traveled widely in Arabia before being recruited by British military intelligence to help draw the borders of Iraq after WWI. Using never-seen-before footage of the region, the film chronicles Bell’s journey into both the uncharted Arabian desert and the inner sanctum of British male colonial power. With unique access to documents from the Iraq National Library and Archive and Gertrude Bell’s own 1600 letters, the story is told entirely in the words of the players of the day, excerpted verbatim from intimate letters, private diaries and secret communiqués. It is a unique look at both a remarkable woman and the tangled history of Iraq. The film takes us into a past that is eerily current.

Trailer & more info:

http://lettersfrombaghdadthemovie.com/media/