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Baghdad Today
"Baghdad Today" 
This is the story of two Dutch women Paulien BakkerMarieke van der Veldengoing to Iraq to meet ordinary Baghdadis. How have ten years of foreign influence changed Baghdad? What is life like for those who, after 9/11, came to live on the front line ofthe war on terror? And now the Americans have left, what did the West leavebehind? We follow a bride getting ready in a beauty parlor; a four year old boyon his first day at school; a psychiatrist providing help in Baghdad’s biggest slum – Sadr City. What gave these people the courage to go out again and live, despite the vicious attacks on their city?

Welcome to Baghdad 
 The missin' statue of Saddam
Camera man Firas and journalist Maryam
Bombed house
Mother and child
Terrace at juice bar Meshmisha
The swords of Saddam & Khduer
Celebrating Eid in Zawra Park
Two victories
Big wheel
City view
Iraqi soldiers
Behind the door
Car bomb
Noor and Eliana
At Mustafa's gym
At Mustafa's gym
Shopping street
Two houses (right one hit by a bomb)
My video was shown at TED X Baghdad in November 2011
This stories has been published on Lens Blog from New York Times (US)Daily BeastLife ForceGuernicaIl Post

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Baghdad Today

Baghdad Today

This is the story of two Dutch women (Paulien Bakker and Marieke van der Velden) going to Iraq to meet ordinary Baghdadis. How have ten years of Read More