NYU Screening of Award-Winning "About Baghdad" by Iraqi Writer and Poet Antoon, March 4


New York University will screen “About Baghdad,” an award-winning documentary about the lives of Iraqis in post-Saddam Iraq, on Tues., March 4, 6 p.m. at NYU’s Cantor Film Center. For more information, call 212.998.7380. The film, originally released in 2004, is co-produced and co-directed by Gallatin Professor Sinan Antoon, who left Iraq during Saddam’s rule.

Sinan Antoon
Sinan Antoon

New York University will screen “About Baghdad,” an award-winning documentary about the lives of Iraqis in post-Saddam Iraq, which the New York Times described as “emotionally and intellectually challenging,” on Tues., March 4, 6 p.m. at NYU’s Cantor Film Center (36 E. 8th St. at University Place [Subway Lines: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)]). For more information, call 212.998.7380.

The film, originally released in 2004, is co-produced and co-directed by Sinan Antoon, a professor at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, who left Iraq during Saddam’s rule. In July 2003, three months after the invasion of Iraq, Antoon, a writer and poet, returned to his native Baghdad with a team of independent filmmakers to document the effects of decades of oppression, war, sanctions, and occupation.

For more on the film, go to http://www.aboutbaghdad.com/

Reporters interested in attending the screening should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu

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