ICP Film Screenings: October – November 2011


During the month of October and November, ICP teams screened their documentaries in the Iraqi provinces. Screenings took place in the Baghdad, Diyala, Salaheddine, Babil, Kirkuk, Erbil, Dohuk, Ninewa, Thi Qar, Basra, Maysan, Diwaniyya, and Muthanna governorates.

Each team held a total of three screenings of the documentaries in their respective provinces. The screenings aimed at showing that Iraq’s minorities are indigenous to Iraq and many of them are descendants of those who lived in ancient Assyria and had a continuous presence in the country ever since.

After the film screening, the filmmaking team talked about their experiences researching and documenting the sites and how they related to each other and what it meant to them to work together. Mixed panels of religious leaders and educators lead a discussion after the screenings on the implications of the documentary for the community and the value of public understanding of interfaith heritage.

The audience was drawn mostly from the local communities and included Parliament members, former ministers, civic leaders, media representatives, movie experts, academics, and students. Q & A sessions included interesting discussions about the provinces’ interfaith traditions and religious heritage and encouraging words about the value and the benefits of this creative initiative.

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Selected Photos:

ICP: 1st screenings/ Babil team:


 ICP: 1st screenings/ Baghdad team 1:





ICP: 1st screenings/ Erbil team:



ICP: 1st screenings/ Baghdad team 2:



 ICP: 1st screenings/ Salah Al-Deen team:


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