The Resource Baghdad blogger, by Salam Pax for Guardian Films, (electronic resource)

Baghdad blogger, by Salam Pax for Guardian Films, (electronic resource)

Label
Baghdad blogger
Title
Baghdad blogger
Statement of responsibility
by Salam Pax for Guardian Films
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"I live in Baghdad. I am a blogger. A blog is an online diary." So begins this succinct report from Salam Pax, an Iraqi journalist attempting to keep the world informed about his beleaguered country. Pax regularly sends fifteen-minute video reports to the BBC. Filmed in Najaf, Baghdad, Karbala, and the south of Iraq, they are cleverly worded, cantankerous and non-partisan overviews of reality outside the Green Zone. The blogger made his pseudonymous name with "The Baghdad Blog," an online English-lingo journal of life before, during and since the U.S. invasion. An architect and decidedly Western-skewed fellow, he is troubled by the inability of the Americans to maintain a stable occupation. He witnesses the failure of the interim government under Prime Minister Allawi and the formation of a new army under the cleric Al Sadr. This army has undermined the American plan of an orderly political process leading to elections. Instead, it has created havoc. Pax slowly and sadly closes his laptop at the end of the film. A "cutting edge" discussion starter for journalism and communications classes, as well as Middle East studies
Awards note
  • Vancouver Film Festival, 2004
  • Viewer's Choice, Middle East Studies Association, 2006
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Salam Pax
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
80
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Salam Pax
  • Blogs
  • Baghdad (Iraq)
Target audience
general
Label
Baghdad blogger, by Salam Pax for Guardian Films, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650407
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (80 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747798237
Video recording format
other
Label
Baghdad blogger, by Salam Pax for Guardian Films, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650407
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (80 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747798237
Video recording format
other

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