Hometown Baghdad

Hometown Baghdad is a video series that tells the story of a few Iraqi students and what they have to do to survive the sectarian violence, the US-led invasion, and daily chaos that has disrupted their lives for the past four years.

The first episode is called Brains on Campus and it speaks on how student have been victims of mortar attacks on their school, how the dean was assassinated by militia. One of the students says, ‘That is reality, welcome to Baghdad.’

There are more clips made available here. Of course the video web episodes where made by an all Iraqi crew since most westerners would be shot dead or kidnapped within a matter of minutes if they venture but a few steps away from the protected ‘green zone.’ You need to see these videos if you want to get but a glimpse in the daily life of ordinary Iraqis.

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