Doku: Heavy Metal in Baghdad auf Youtube


(Youtube Direktmetal, via KFMW)

Die 2007er Doku „Heavy Metal in Baghdad“ ist kompletto auf Youtube zu sehen, ich gehe davon aus, dass das offiziell ist. Ich hatte den Film letztes Jahr schonmal gesehen und fand ihn gut, fand aber auch, dass er unter seinen Möglichkeiten blieb. Gesehen haben sollte man die Doku über die irakische Metal-Band Acrassicauda aber schon. Snip von der Filmwebsite:

Heavy Metal in Baghdad is a feature film documentary that follows the Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda from the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 to the present day. Playing heavy metal in a Muslim country has always been a difficult (if not impossible) proposition but after Saddam’s regime was toppled, there was a brief moment for the band in which real freedom seemed possible. That hope was quickly dashed as their country fell into a bloody insurgency. From 2003-2006, Iraq disintegrated around them while Acrassicauda struggled to stay together and stay alive, always refusing to let their heavy metal dreams die. Their story echoes the unspoken hopes of an entire generation of young Iraqis.