November 8, 2006
Studio: Typecasting Films, HBO Documentary Films
Director: James Longley
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Not available
Starring: Not available
Official website: IraqinFragments.com
A stunningly photographed, poetically rendered documentary of Iraq today, seen through the eyes of Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds. James Longley's 3-part opus is a series of intimate, passionately felt portraits: a fatherless 11-year-old is apprenticed to a cruel 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.