Basra is Iraq’s second largest city – historically, an open, cosmopolitan port, with a diverse population and strong cultural traditions. It has produced some of the most important poets in Iraq, for example. During the 8 year war with Iran, …
Baghdad Eye official festival trailer.
A human rights film festival held in Baghdad is aiming to educate and mobilise citizens at a time when Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki’s government has been accused of sliding toward authoritarianism. [AFP, Tuesday 28 Feb 2012]
Watch the BBC Arabic report on the Baghdad Eye opening ceremony.
Festival opening ceremony welcomed number of local and international guests, ambassadors and representatives of international bodies working in Iraq who attended the opening ceremony. We were very pleased to see Iraqis filling the hall, especially as the main objective of …