The Resource The tenth planet, by Melis Birder, (electronic resource)

The tenth planet, by Melis Birder, (electronic resource)

Label
The tenth planet
Title
The tenth planet
Statement of responsibility
by Melis Birder
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A sparkling young Baghdadi woman, Kawkab, leads us around her city with a mischievous glint. Defying the stereotype of the Muslim woman, she is not afraid to speak her mind about anything, from sex, love and virginity to her pro-Saddam patriotism. The film paints an unique picture of the current situation in Iraq from her perspective -- totally different from the U.S. media s coverage as it measures the cost of war by body-counts and dollars spent. Kawkab reveals an intimate and human side of Baghdad, speaking with compelling optimism of her hopes and joys. She visits a neighborhood beauty parlor where many brides come to have their make- up and hair done. The women, remembering Saddam s era as "the good old days," express their feelings about the U.S. occupation with great candor. Whatever goodwill they felt towards the U.S. has evaporated due to the extreme insecurity, lack of jobs and public services and the rising cost of living they are experiencing. Tired of these gloomy discussions, Kawkab is more curious about how the brides feel about losing their virginity after their weddings. Her overt curiosity turns even a shopping trip into an insightful look into a complex society in massive upheaval. She voices issues faced by women in Iraq and in the Arab world at large
Awards note
  • Cinema Du Reel, Paris, 2005
  • Middle East Studies Association, 2006
  • Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., 2006
  • Official Selection, Montreal International Documentary Film Festival, 2005
  • Official Selection, The World Film Festival of Bangkok, 2005
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Birder, Melis
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
39
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War, 2003-
  • Iraqis
  • Single women
  • Baghdad (Iraq)
Target audience
general
Label
The tenth planet, by Melis Birder, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1649694
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 (39 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)747798146
Video recording format
other
Label
The tenth planet, by Melis Birder, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1649694
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 (39 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)747798146
Video recording format
other

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