Letters from Baghdad
Showings
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaFri, Aug 25 6:30 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSat, Aug 26 1:00 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSat, Aug 26 6:00 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSun, Aug 27 3:30 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSun, Aug 27 8:45 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaMon, Aug 28 6:30 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaTue, Aug 29 3:30 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaTue, Aug 29 8:45 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaWed, Aug 30 6:30 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaThu, Aug 31 3:30 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaThu, Aug 31 8:45 PM Buy
 
Film Info
Run Time:95 min
Director(s):Sabine Krayenbühl
Zeva Oelbaum
Country:UK
USA
France
Released:2016
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)
Narrated by:Tilda Swinton
Description

A brilliant political mind, expert spy, adventurous explorer and at one point the most powerful woman in the British Empire, Gertrude Bell played a pivotal role in shaping Iraq after WWI. And yet her story has hardly been told. In this ingenious documentary, Tilda Swinton brings the words of Bell alive alongside a cast of actors who read from letters, diaries and official documents from her contemporaries, including T.E. Lawrence, a.k.a. Lawrence of Arabia. Featuring stunning archival footage of the Arabian desert, Letters From Baghdad follows Bell's incredible journey, from her recruitment by the British Military to her shaping of the modern Middle East.

Co-director Zeva Oelbaum will participate in Skype Q&As following the screenings on Friday, August 25 (6:30 pm) and Sunday, August 27 (3:30 pm).

Additional Information

Winner—Best Feature Film, Festival Prize, Beirut International Film Festival 2016

"Absorbing and compelling.” The National

"Bell gets the documentary she deserves.” – The Guardian

"Reaffirms Bell’s legacy.” – Los Angeles Times