Iraqi Odyssey
First screened in September 2014
Director: Samir. Documentary of Iraq's social and political history across the 20th-century, prompted by the filmmaker's investigations into several generations of his family's experience.

Twitter Capsule: History of 20th century Iraq as Homeric family saga. Acute meditation on paradox. Modest but rich new flexing of 3D.

VOR:   Recuperates 3D as a humanist tactic, bringing us even closer to testifying subjects. Comprehensive enough for those who know little about Iraq, but detailed enough to gratify the well-versed.

Photo © 2014 Coin Film/Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A

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