Monday, August 3, 2015

Art World: A New Wave of Iraqi Cinema

"In the first episode of Art World, The Creators Project explores
Baghdad's burgeoning independent film scene, meeting two of its leading
directors, Mohamed Al-Daradji (Son of Babylon) and Yahya Al Allaq (War
Canister). Iraqi cinema was devastated during the Gulf War and with
continuous conflict in the region since, artistic endeavors have often
been put on hold. In our video, we see how these filmmakers are
producing films despite the desolate industry, using real locations,
non-professional actors and improvised dialogue.

In Art World,
we spotlight the most vibrant international cities and their
distinguished cultural pockets via the symbiotic relationship between
artists and their environment."