Archive for June, 2007

An Angle on Iraq In Fragments Film: Optimism is in the Eye of the Beholder

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

The full length 97 minutes award winning documentary was directed by James Longley, I saw a screening in Cinema Du Parc in Montreal on June 11, 2007. After the screening, the gentleman who sat next to me in the theatre thought it was optimistic because he saw shots of highly attended elections in Kurdistan. I […]

A Hooded Policeman is an Oxymoron in Any Language

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

The images of hooded policemen in Iraq are plenty, which is strange enough but what is stranger is the tolerance of the media to this phenomenon; it has become normal, acceptable and understandable to excuse the same policemen for hiding their faces while on duty: why of course because they want to avoid retaliation.. Yet […]