Bridge to Baghdad I

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Filmed on March 1, 2003, just two weeks before the start of what was to become “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” Bridge to Baghdad 1 connects the youth of New York City to the youth of Baghdad for an unprecedented conversation about the futures of the lands they will someday govern.

With the threat of war looming, an array of young Americans gather in New York where they are linked by satelite to Baghdad to "meet" the teenagers of Iraq for the first time. The Iraqi teens, educated, thoughtful and poised young men and women, speak their minds about the impending war, American culture and what they want Americans to know about their homeland. Adamant in their hopes for a peaceful resolution but reticent about Saddam’s regime, the Iraqi youth allow the cameras into their lives and their homes, providing the American audience with a much-needed glimpse into Saddam-era Iraq.

Bridge to Baghdad 1: A Youth Conversation attempts to build a bridge of understanding between two nations on the brink of war.

Release Date: 
2003

Credits

Producer
Jon Alpert
Producer
Brent Renaud
Producer
Craig Renaud
Producer
Matt O'Neill
Camera
Jon Alpert
Camera
Brent Renaud
Camera
Craig Renaud
Editor
Jon Alpert
Editor
Brent Renaud
Editor
Craig Renaud

Awards

Aegis Award 2004
Aurora Award 2004
Telly Award 2004
Official Selection: Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2004
Official Selection: Amnesty International Film Festival 2004

Reviews

"Moved me more than any other TV coverage or reporting on the Iraqi situation. My rage brought me up out of my chair!"
Janine Holde
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