Approaching Iraq: Poetry and Nationality

Beige Luciano-Adams

Iraq in Fragments

Directed by James Longley
Distributed by Arab Film Distribution, 2006

“Iraq in Fragments,” director James Longley’s lush and haunting dreamscape of “post war” Iraq, won critical acclaim, including an Academy Award nomination and three 2006 Sundance Film Festival awards (Best Documentary Director, Editing and Cinematography). The documentary is broken into three parts: Sunni, Shia and Kurd.

Young Canadians Craft Documentaries on Issues Affecting Muslim Women

Lynne Rogers

Me and the Mosque
Directed by Zarqa Nawaz
National Film Board of Canada, 2005

Vendetta Song
Directed by Eylem Kaftan
National Film Board of Canada, 2005

Two female Muslim Canadian filmmakers candidly document the gender inequities they find within their own communities in two recent films. Zarqa Nawaz travels across North America in “Me and the Mosque,” examining the growing phenomenon of segregating


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