The Tenth Planet: A Single Life in Baghdad

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The Tenth Planet: A Single Life in Baghdad
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2004
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38 min
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"'The Tenth Planet' paints an unprecedented picture of the current situation in Iraq from Kawkab's perspective. It is an extraordinary respite from the US media's incessant coverage of the cost of war measured in dollars and [bodycounts]. This documentary aims to portray a more intimate and human side of Baghdad, woven with the joys, fears and hopes of a young woman's everyday Iife. The director grabs an opportunity to travel to Baghdad via Turkey from the northern road when a friend of hers is assigned there. Because the filmmaker is a lone Turkish woman, the viewer is given rare access to the lives of women in Baghdad. The viewer is ushered right into the heart of traditional Iraqi hospitality, a place where sincerity is commonplace and candor is often astounding."

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